This Kiva borrower is a 45-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two school-aged children. He has worked in the car repairs field for 21 years, and in 1990 he opened his own car spare parts shop. Parallel to this, he owns a small car mechanics garage. In Lebanon, it is common at all levels of society for people to have multiple businesses. It is often not enough to have an office salary or a small shop to cover the increasing costs of food, housing, and other family expenses.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional car spare parts for his shop so he can satisfy his customers' demands.
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.