This Kiva borrower from Lebanon is a 50-year-old married man. He lives with his wife and two children. Both he and his wife work to support the family. He has been working as a car electrician since 1990. He has a store that he rents for his work. Many people in Lebanon buy cars second-hand, so there is a constant need for reliable repairmen like this Kiva borrower.
He is requesting a loan of $1,200 to make needed purchases for his work. This will be his third loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l.
Note: Based on the political and social challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect him (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in his picture, not indicating his name and location, etc.). Ameen s.a.l. appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.
Ameen has been able to use its interest-free loans from Kiva to offer lower-interest loans with faster disbursement for their micro-loan borrowers. Since its inception, Ameen has provided high-quality financial services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please visit http://partners.kiva.org/partners/115
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.