This Kiva borrower is a 21-year old single man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and three siblings who are still too young to start helping with the family expenses. He and his father collaborate to provide for the family. In 2006, he opened his own car repair shop specialized in selling and repairing vehicle’s body. He has been involved in this occupation for the past 10 years, having begun to work at a very young age.
He is now requesting for a $1,200 loan from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l to purchase used car parts in order to expand his business in the coming year.
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.