Karim is a 44-year-old Lebanese single man who lives alone. He is working to satisfy his own needs and to be capable of covering his life expenses. He has been involved in the tailoring field for the past 15 years. Eight years ago he decided to open his own factory. He loves his work and is always looking for new, different and originA. designs.
He will use a loan of $3,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase tailoring supplies such as textiles and other items, which he notes will increase his sales by 20%. In the future, he plans to enlarge his factory and hire new designers.
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.