This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and one sibling. He has been working as a mechanic for the past 14 years. In 2007, he opened his own car repair shop. He is specialized in repairing all types of cars. He has taken advantage of a first Kiva loan and has been a reliable client who repaid on his scheduled dates.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase machinery and new tools in order to reinforce his business operation and further develop his work. He is looking to diversify his business and open a new shop where he will buy and sell car spare parts. His income is needed to help support his wife and only child.
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.