This Kiva borrower is a 33-year-old single man living with his mother and four siblings. He has owned a car repair shop in his town for the past 12 years. He specializes in car welding and body work. His story illustrates the day-to-day challenges facing the majority of the Lebanese guys in trying earning a good income to help their parents with the household. Over the years, he has gained good experience and a good number of customers. Today, he is requesting $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy new tools in order to improve his business. In the future, he is planning to expand his shop to receive a bigger number of clients.
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.