The Kiva borrower is a 49-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is the father of four school-age children. He has more than 20 years of experience running a car repair shop. He is specialized in repairing automobile bodies. He is the main income provider of his family and his wife who works in a local school, tries to help him with her small income. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.al. to purchase new tools for his work. In the future, he hopes to continue his work properly and to be able to expand his business operation and gain more 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.