This Kiva borrower is a 52-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and two young children, both in school. He has been working as a mechanic for 35 years. In 1981, he opened his own garage and proceeded with his car repair work. He is an expert in this occupation with excellent customer service. He works hard as he is the only income provider of the family. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more car spare parts and developed machinery. He’s sure that with the new equipment, he will be able to improve his work.
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.