Omar is a 37-year-old Lebanese married man and the father of two school-aged children. He has owned a car repair shop since 2000 and has more than 15 years of work experience in the same field. He is specialized in repairing all types of vehicles. Today, he is asking to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase car spare parts with the intention of better serving his clients. He is looking to diversify his business and open a new shop where he can buy and sell car spare parts. His income is needed to help support his wife and two young children.
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.