Elias has owned a bird shop since 2005 in his town because he really loves raising birds. He is a 31-year-old married man with three children. Elias is applying for a loan of $1,200 to purchase food and cages for the birds.
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.