This Kiva borrower is a 40-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and four children. He and his wife both work to satisfy the family’s needs. His wife works in a local agriculture center. He has 25 years of experience in the concrete field and began to operate his business as a freelance concrete worker in 1995. He works on customer demand. He obtained his first Kiva loan with a successful outcome.
Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase some wood to make his concrete work stronger. In the future, he hopes to continue the growth of his business and to be able to take on some construction projects in order to expand his business operation.
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.