Mahmoud is a 19-year-old young man living with his parents and three siblings. Four years ago his father taught him how to work as a construction worker and in 2008 he started working on his own. Today, Mahmoud is requesting to borrow US$ 1,200 to purchase wood for his new project.
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.