Hussein is a 43-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and five children; three of them are still attending school, and the others are working to supplement the family’s income. He is an experienced car mechanic. He has been involved in this type of business for the past 15 years. He specializes in balancing wheels. Today, he is looking to borrow $2500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new mechanical supplies instead of using the old ones so that he can improve his work and therefore amplify his profits. In the future, he plans to diversify his specialization into car’s repairs.
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.