Rafi is a 47-year-old Lebanese man. He’s married to a kind lady, the mother of his three school-aged children. With the cooperation of his working wife, Rafi has been able to manage the family’s household expenses and thus improve their way of living. He has many years of experience as a car mechanic, and he decided to open his own garage in 1991. As he wishes to better develop his work, Rafi is asking today for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a good quantity of spare car parts at fair prices. This step will enhance his business, allowing him to receive more clients who are going to be served rapidly. Rafi and his family depend on this career, and that’s why another Kiva loan will be way good for him to expand his business and increase his earnings.
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.