This Kiva borrower is an 18-year-old single man living with his parents in Lebanon. He has a technical school education and a strong and proven business intuition. He owns a successful hardware store which sells equipment and different materials. Today, he is requesting a loan of $800 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to expand his enterprise and purchase additional merchandise to reinforce his sales and increase his profit. His business is vital to help his father with the family's expenses. In the future, he hopes to develop his business so he can support and employ additional workers from the area and create a source of income for others.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes entrepreneurs may have been altered to protect their privacy (i.e., blurring portions of the borrower's picture, not indicating a name and location, etc.). Vitas appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages them to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.