This Kiva borrower is a 25-year-old single man living with his parents and one sibling. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a car repair shop for almost 10 years. He specializes in auto body repair. He shares in the family expenses with his father. His story illustrates the day-to-day challenges many people are facing in trying to take care of household expenses, sick and aging family members, and at the same time run a business. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. He will invest in improving his business and purchase new tools. In the future, he is looking to continue expansion of his business and to further increase his productivity. He expects that his business will continue to be successful in the coming year. He is planning to open a car spare parts shop to supplement 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.