Rabih is a 35-year-old married man. He has five children who still go to school. He has owned a car repair shop in his town since 2001 and has 18 years of experience in this field. In addition to repairing cars, he also does car painting. He receives a good number of clients in his shop, which is situated in a large depot. Today, Rabih is requesting a loan of $700 to buy more spare parts and car paint to meet the requirements of his clients and make a good income for his family.
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.