Maen is a 23-year-old single man. After 7 years, he decided to open his own carpentery and furniture shop to help improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. Today, Maen is requesting to borrow US$ 1,200 to buy more merchandise so he can increase his sales and therefore his income.
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.