Khaled has owned a coffee shop since 2005. He’s 31 years old. Today, Khaled is requesting to borrow $1,000 to buy merchandise; this loan will help him keep up his business activities by increasing his sales as well as 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.