Alek is a 37-year-old single man from Lebanon living with his parents and only sibling. He has owned a car repair shop since 1993 where he performs maintenance on different types of cars internally and externally. His business income is vital for the family. He is supportive of his father. Today, Alek is asking for a loan from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l, to purchase motor oil to better serve his customers. We note that Alek took advantage of his previous Kiva loans and confirms that these loans helped him achieve remarkable growth in a short period of time. He is sure that this loan will also assist him monetarily and allow him expand his business even further.
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.