Omar has owned a poultry shop in his town since 2008 and has five years of experience in this occupation. He's 20 years old and engaged. He works hard to make a good income and to be able to finalize the preparation of his house and the marriage. His shop is well known in the whole region, and he distributes chicken to the nearby restaurants. Today, Omar is asking to borrow $1,200 to buy additional chickens to expand 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.