This Kiva borrower is a 37-year-old married man living with his wife and two young children. He is from Lebanon. He has more than 18 years of experience in the car repair business. He opened a small car repair shop in his town in 2000. He specializes in changing car oil and filters. His shop is located in a busy area so he has been able to gain a good number of customers during this period. He is the only income source for the family.
Today he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to renew his tools to offer his clients better services, which enables him to gain a greater income.
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.