Khaled is a 43-year-old married man with four children, living in Old Saida, southern Lebanon. He has owned a shop where he manufactures and repairs furniture since 2004. Khaled has 25 years of experience in this industry, and today he is asking for $1,000 in order to buy a sewing machine to increase his profit margin.
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.