Omran is a twenty-seven-year-old married man with one young child. He opened a blacksmith shop in 2008 and has nine years of experience in this occupation. He is the only provider for his family, and his business is his source of income. He works hard to satisfy the needs of his baby. He has a great demand for his shop, and he wants to buy more tools in order to be able to do the work his clients request. He wants to take out a loan of $1,000 to buy new tools and enlarge his shop to meet his clients' requirements and make a good income for his family.
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.