Fawzi is a 63-year-old Lebanese man. He’s married and living with his wife. During his life, he was the one taking care of his family and he still is. He has owned a car wash shop since 1996. He provides his customers with good service in order to build an excellent relationship with them. Today, he’s asking for a loan of $2700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added cleaning products for his business. He notes that this will improve his work therefore his returns. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans, develop his business, and hire someone to work on his behalf.
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.