Mahmoud has been working as a farmer for the past 12 years. He's a 32-year-old single man who lives alone. He learned his occupation from his father. He grows all types of vegetables, each in its season, and he also has an agriculture tent (like a greenhouse) to facilitate the cultivation. He sell his harvest in the market.
Today, Mahmoud is requesting a loan of $1,000 to buy supplies, such as fertilizer, seeds and equipment, that he needs to increase his productivity and raise 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.