Rabih is a 31-year-old Lebanese man. He’s married to Najla, a beautiful young woman. They have only two children, who are still studying. Rabih is a great man who loves his family and really cares to offer them a respectable life. He works non-stop, on his own, to be able to cover their expenses. He has been working as a plumber since 2000. He is also specialized in installing solar systems. He’s an honest man and above all punctual, which makes his customers loyal to him. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to renew his plumbing tools. This Kiva loan will facilitate his business operations and allow him start his new project properly. This is how Rabih works to collect higher revenues and help his family live a very comfortable life away from struggle.
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.