This Kiva borrower is a 28-year-old Lebanese single man living with one parent and two siblings. He has been working as a mechanic for the past 13 years. He started his career at a very young age. In 2000, he opened his own car repair shop. He specializes in repairing vehicle bodies. He has taken advantage of his first Kiva loan and has been a reliable client, paying on his scheduled dates. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase more needed tools in order to reinforce his business operation and further develop 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.