This Kiva borrower is a 61-year-old married man living with his wife and two young children who are still attending school. He has 28 years of experience working as a car mechanic. In 2008, he opened a small shop where he sells car oil and batteries. His products are designed for all types of cars. Over the years, this old man was able to develop his work and expand his business operation. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional products at good prices. He hopes that with the new merchandise, he will meet his business needs and be in the requisition of his customers. In the future, he hopes to enlarge his shop and add a new service: selling car spare parts.
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.