Youness has been the owner of a shoe store in his town since 2000. He’s 46 years old, married and has three unemployed children. His shop is situated in a busy area so, over the years, he has had a growing number of clients pass by his shop and buy shoes. He's always trying to fill his shop with the latest collections to attract more clients. Today, Youness is asking to borrow $1,000 to add new decor and renovate his shop in order to attract more clients and increase 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.