Wissam is a 36-year-old single man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and two siblings. He has owned a car wash in his village since 2006. In addition, he works as a mechanic specialized in changing cars' oil. He works hard and helps his father, who works as a farmer, with the household expenses. Today, he is applying for a loan of $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to improve his work by purchasing additional car oil. He hopes that the loan will help him increase his business productivity and therefore his income.
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.