This Kiva borrower is a 54-year-old married man living with his wife. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a car repair shop specializing in vehicle bodies since 1990. And he has been involved in this occupation for the past 30 years. His business income is vital for his wife and he works hard to be able to earn a good profit. Since establishment, his business has been developed and the number of customers has increased.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a scanner machine and additional tools for his business. He estimates that the loan will help him increase his profits by 15%. This will be his second Kiva loan.
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.