This Kiva borrower is a 25-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with one parent and four siblings. He stopped his education and decided to start a new career by working in a car repair garage for 13 years, to help his family with the income. This young experienced man was able to open his own garage five years ago and executed his individual business. He has obtained his first Kiva loan and he was an excellent client with punctual payments.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to renew his garage’s tools to make his work faster and provide his customers with better services.
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.