Mohammad is a 40-year-old married man with three children, living in Harat Hreik in the Beirut suburbs. In 2003, he started a very innovative business, which is the manufacturing of recyclable paper bags. Today, Mohammad wants to borrow $1,200 in order to buy a paper-bag pressing machine to improve his paper bags' quality.
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.