Mohamad is a 41-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two school-aged children. In order to satisfy his family's needs, he decided to open his own business. He started to work as an blacksmith in 2009, having already had fifteen years of experience in this domain.
He has gained a fair number of clients so far and is looking forward to attract more. Today, he’s asking for a loan of $2500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase metal for his business. This Kiva loan will certainly boost his productivity thus his profits. In the future, he plans to expand his business and take bigger projects.
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.