Michel is a 20-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and one sibling. He started his career at a very young age working as a plumber. He is specialized in installing toilets, faucets, etc. This will be his second Kiva loan and he notes that his business productivity and income have increased since taking his first loan.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to renew his business tools. He is sure that the loan amount will help him fulfill his business objectives. In the future, he plans to open his own shop.
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.