Adel is a 43-year-old married Lebanese man, living with his wife and three children who attend school. He has worked in the construction field for more than 22 years. He works on his own, taking multiple projects on as his responsibility. He has one part-time employee helping him complete the work tasks.
Today, Adel is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase construction tools and supplies needed to be able to accomplish his job properly. He took advantage of his first Kiva loan and he was a reliable client, paying on time. In the future, he is planning to further expand his business by opening an office and start working closely with multiple construction entrepreneurs.
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.