Mahmoud, a 26-year-old married man, works as a butcher in his home village of Marwanieh in southern Lebanon. Mahmoud realizes that with his growing business he needs to improve the shop window. Mahmoud is requesting $1,000 to gain recognition among his village peers.
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.