Mahmoud is a 30-year-old married man living with his wife and two school-aged children. He has owned a car repair shop since 2009. having already had 15 years of previous experience in this occupation. Mahmoud specializes in changing cars' oil and batteries. He also provides car wash services. Mahmoud is now asking to borrow $1,500 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase oil and batteries. He says that these purchases will help him better serve his customers. His income is needed to help support his wife and two 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.