Rabih, a 22-year-old single man, worked for five years designing furniture with his uncle. In 2006, he started working on his own, taking private orders and building a good business reputation. Now Rabih is asking to borrow $1,000 so he can continue to expand his business and purchase woods to make a variety of products and meet the demands of his clients. He is certain that the loan will be very useful in improving both his business volume and his family's economic status.
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.