Mahmoud is a 22-year-old single man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and three siblings. He started his career at a very young age working in the aluminum industry. Today, he is the proud owner of a small shop with one full-time employee helping him with the work.
Mahmoud is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new tools and supplies for his business to replace the old ones. He states that these purchases will improve his operation and allow him to complete his work correctly.
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.