Hussein is a 40-year-old married Lebanese man. He lives with his wife and two school-aged children. He is responsible for his family, which is why he works under pressure, and he’s more than happy about that. He has been working with aluminum for the past 20 years. Today, he is looking for a loan of $2,600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new materials, such as aluminum, in order to improve his business and attract new customers. In the future, he plans to take on bigger projects outside the country.
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.