Kassem is a 32-year-old Lebanese man. He’s single and looks forward to getting married and having children. Currently, he is living with his parent and one sibling. With his working parent and the support of his sibling, Kassem is capable of managing the family’s household in order to improve their way of living.
Kassem had many years of experience in repairing vehicle wheels before he decided to open his own garage. And as he wishes to better develop his work, he is asking today for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase needed tools and renovate his shop. This step will facilitate his business, allowing him to receive more clients and serve them rapidly. Kassem has just started his career; that’s why a 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.