Mohamad is 32 years old, married and lives in Lebanon with his wife and three school-aged children. Since 1999, he has been the owner of an aluminum factory. His wife helps contribute to the family's income by working as a teacher. Mohamad is applying for a loan for $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameenl to upgrade his shop's electrical generator. In the future, he plans to expand his business into other areas.
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.