This Kiva borrower is a 40-year-old married man from Lebanon, living with his wife and three school-aged children. He has acquired 24 years of experience working in his own car repair shop. His work is specialized in painting cars and performing the needed repairs on them. Because of his loyalty, this talented man has been able to build a very good business reputation during his professional career. In parallel, he has worked as a car dealer since 2008, purchasing both used and new cars in order to sell them to customers at good prices after doing the needed maintenance on them. We note that he is the main income source of the family.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy new mechanical tools and equipment in order to make his work much easier and so as to be able to serve more customers which will in return provide him with superior income. In the future, he is planning to rent a showroom where he will continue his car trading business properly.
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.