Ahmad is a 46-year-old married man from Lebanon living with his wife and four children. He has owned a car repair shop since 1993. He also sells car spare parts from his shop. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase his purchases of new tools and added car spare parts. This will be his second Kiva loan and we note that he has a very good repayment history. In the future, he is planning to enlarge his shop and expand his business operation into other areas.
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.