Jihad is a 39-year-old married man and the father of three school-aged children. Since 1999 he has owned a bee business, producing honey and delivering it to shops and customers. Today, Jihad is asking for a loan of $1,200 USD to buy an additional quantity of bees to increase his business productivity.
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.