Fouad is a 39-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and four children. Three of them are still attending school while the other one is working. Fouad strives to work really hard in order to enrich their way of living and to cover the heavy costs of life. He began to work as a furniture painter in 1997 and has already twenty-five years of experience in this domain. He has gained different clients from different areas especially because of his good reputation and well organized work. Today, he’s requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new painting tools to improve his business. In the future, he plans to open his own furniture gallery.
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