Bahaa S. is a 23-year-old single man living in Bzibdine in Mount Lebanon. He has been brick roof mason for the past five years, after learning the family business from his father. Bahaa is requesting a loan of $1000 so that he can purchase a welding machine.
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.