Samir is a 46-year-old Lebanese married man. He’s living with his wife and two children, who are still attending school. He’s doing his best to be able to offer a respectable life to his children. He opened his own car spare parts in 1990. So far, he has gained a fair number of customers asking for his services and good quality items. In parallel, he has been working as a bodyguard for the past five years. Today, he needs to borrow $1600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional car spare parts for his business. He notes that this will boost his sales and allow him earn superior income. In the future, he plans to open his own cars show room.
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.