Mohamad is a 29-year-old single man. When he was 15 years old, he finished his education in order to learn an occupation. He learned home painting and started to work to earn an income and help his father support the household. In 2000, having acquired some good experience, he began his own business and started taking private projects. Today, Mohamad is asking to borrow $1000 USD because he is taking on a new project and needs to be prepared with all the necessary tools and supplies so that he is ready for the customer and can earn a good income from the job.
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.