This Kiva borrower is a 35-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two school-aged children. After noticing the absence of such business in his town, he decided to open an entertainment shop in 2005. He is the only income provider for the family.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to renovate his shop using new bricks and doing some painting so he can increase the number of customers visiting him and allow them to enjoy a comfortable pleasant place.
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.