This Kiva borrower is a 38-year-old married man living with his wife and four school-age children. He is from Lebanon. Over the years, he has had a good experience working as a painter. In 2006, he opened a small shop where he started to sell a wide range of painting products and all related tools. He is the main income provider of the family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional painting products and tools. In the future, he hopes to continue the growth of his business and be able to further 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.