This Kiva borrower is a 36-year-old married man and the father of three school-aged children. Since 2001, he has owned a car repair shop that specializes in vehicle bodies. He has been repairing cars for the past 25 years. His business income is vital for his wife and children. He works hard to earn a good profit in order to pay school fees. Since starting his business, he has worked hard to develop it, and he has many more customers now. Today, he is asking to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional tools for his business. In the future, he is planning to open a larger store where he can also sell spare car parts.
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.