Salam is a 23-year-old single man. He has owned a cafe called “Friends” in his town since 2004 to begin a new career and to improve his living conditions.
Today, Salam is requesting $1,000 to buy more merchandise for his shop to satisfy the needs of the market and to expand his shop after becoming known by the neighboring villages.
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.