Ali is a proud owner of a car repair shop. He has been working in the car mechanics field for more than 40 years. He is a married man living with his wife and four school-aged children. He works hard to support his family and be able to pay mainly the school fees. Today, he is asking to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a specific mechanical machine which will allow him to better serve his customers. In the future, he is looking to diversify his business and open a new shop where he can buy and sell car spare parts.
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.