This Kiva borrower is a 27-year-old married man living with his wife. He is from Lebanon. He has been working as a freelance mechanic since 2003. He is specialized in repairing vehicle bodies. At the same time, he works in a local company. In Lebanon, it’s very common to have multiple jobs to be able to pay heavy life expenses. He has taken advantage of a first Kiva loan and has been a reliable client and repaid at his scheduled dates.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional mechanical tools and machineries in order to reinforce his business operation and further develop his work. In the future, he is planning to open his own car repair shop.
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.