Omar is a 25-year-old married Lebanese man who lives with his wife and their child. He is putting all his efforts toward meeting his family’s needs. He has owned a car repair shop since 2007. He specializes in repairing wheels, and also sells assorted spare parts. Today, he is asking to borrow $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new mechanic tools and supplies, as well as a wide variety of spare parts. In the future, he plans to apply for more Kiva loans in order to further expand his business.
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.