This Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two young children who are attending school. He worked as a furniture painter for 10 years and in 2008, he opened his own furniture painting shop. He cooperates with his wife who works as a teacher in a local school to satisfy the family’s needs. He has obtained his first Kiva loan and he was a very good client with prompt payments.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase his inventory by getting additional products to attract more customers by offering them a larger variety of designs and paintings.
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.