Jihad has owned an aluminum shop since 2005, with a previous 15 years of experience in this market. He's 30 years old. He is asking for a loan of $1,200 to invest in buying more merchandise and appliances for his shop, to meet the demands of his clients.
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.