Ahmad is a Lebanese married man. He’s 32 years old. He’s really attached to his family which is composed of his wife and three school-aged children. Cooperating together, Ahmad and his wife were able to cover their heavy expenses in order to live a proper life. He started his business at an early age. He had to work really hard to prove that he’s a necessary support for his family. He has been working as a car mechanic in his own garage and has gained a fair number of customers asking for his services. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy new mechanic tools for his business in order to respond rapidly to his clients’ problems. He believes that acting properly is really essential to attract more customers. In the future, he plans to expand his business and hire people to work with him.
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.