Mariam is a 26-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and two school-aged children. Her husband is past the age of 64.
Mariam is the proud owner of a car repair shop. She handles tasks such as the business expenses, returns, appointments etc. Her husband assists her with the work. He is responsible for changing tires, repairing engines, and other manuA. labor. They work together to satisfy the family needs and to be able to cover their children's education fees.
Today, Mariam is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a scanner machine. She says that this machine will smooth the work operation and help identify the smallest car damages. She is very optimistic and hopes to further expand her business in the coming years.
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.