Fadi is a 34-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two school-aged children. He’s the main source of income for his family and the one covering his children’s study fees.
Fadi started his own business as an electrician and plumber in 1990 and continues still. He works upon request on a free-lance basis. Today, he asks for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy additional electrical and plumbing tools. This will definitely allow him to take on more projects, thus increasing his profits. In the future, he plans to open his own plumbing and electrical equipment shop.
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