Afif is a 35-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and three children all of whom who still attend school. He is trying his best to support the family and pay his children’s educational fees.
Afif has been working as a car painter since 1999 and has his own garage. Today, he needs to borrow $1,800 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more car paints for his business. This will keep him up to date and allow him to propose new colors to his customers. In the future, he plans to open a bigger garage.
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.