Youssef is a 32-year-old married man from Lebanon, living with his wife and only child. He has owned a motorcycle repair shop since 2009 where he performs maintenance on different types of motorcycles, both internally and externally. His business income is vital for the family, as he is their only support.
Today, he is requesting a loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l., to purchase the needed spare parts to better serve his customers. He confirms that this loan will help him achieve remarkable growth in a short period of time. He is sure that this loan will also be an assistance for him monetarily and allow him to expand his business 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.