Mahmoud is a 31-year-old married man. He has owned a tire repair shop since 2000. Today, Mahmoud has requested to borrow US$ 1,200 to purchase a new specialized machine for his work in order to attract more clients.
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.