This Kiva borrower is a 41-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three school-age children. He has owned a garage in his town since 1990. He is an experienced mechanic whose job is to repair and maintain car engines. Over the years, he was able to extensively enlarge his business and build a good number of clients asking for his services. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new mechanical tools and supplies to reinforce his business operation and further develop his work. In the future, he is looking forward to diversifying his business and opening a new shop where he will start a car spare parts trade business.
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.