Zouheir is a 26-year-old single man living with his parents and five siblings, three of whom are unemployed. At the age of 18, Zouheir’s father taught him how to make chicken sandwiches in his shop. In 2006, he took over his father’s store so that his father could retire and rest at home. Today, Zouheir is asking to borrow $1,200 in order to purchase new appliances for the business.
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.