This Kiva borrower is a 21-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents and four siblings. He has been working in a local supermarket since 2009 to earn income. With his business income, he is able to help his father with the family expenses. As is common among young Lebanese men, he is working and pursuing his education at the same time.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to pay for his university education fees. He is studying architecture and this is his third year. In the future, he is planning to start his career in a company and be able to help his parents more with his income.
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.