Mohamad has owned a blacksmith shop in his town since 1997. He is a 25-year-old single man and living with his parents and three brothers and sisters. He helps his father towards providing better life conditions for the family. Today, Mohamad is asking to borrow $1,000 to buy iron and welding equipment for his 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.