Youssef is 20 years old and single. Since 2006, he has owned and operated a shop that sells mobile phones and accessories. He works hard to develop his business and is thankful for his revenues. Youssef helps his brother care for their mother. He is requesting a loan of $1,200 to update his inventory which will help him provide for more customers.
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.