Mohamad is a 48 year old married man with 7 children. He used to work as a salesman in a tobacco company. In 2008, he started working on his own selling tobacco. He buys large amounts of stock which he distributes to the shops to earn an income to help satisfy the needs of the family. Today, Mohamad is requesting $1,200 to buy more inventory, so he can increase his sales and therefore 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.