Mohamad is a 60-year-old married man and father of three children. He has owned a mini-market for the past 20 years. Over the years, thanks to his business income, he has been able to meet his children's needs. A good number of the village clients pass by his shop and buy all types of products.
Today, Mohamad is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase additional merchandise needed to satisfy the needs of his customers and make a profit.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.