Joseph, a 33-year-old single man living with his father, opened a car electricity repair shop in his village in 2002. Joseph has been involved in this occupation for the past 15 years, and with the help of severA. microloans, he has been able to develop his business over the years. Today, Joseph is asking for a Kiva loan of $1,200 to buy new tools to meet the requirements of his clients and make a good income to help his father in the household and with the heavy expenses of life.
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.