Hussein is a 31-year-old married man living with his wife and one child. He is from Lebanon and has owned a car repair shop since 2009. His job consists of changing the oil in cars. With his requested loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, he will increase his shop’s inventory of mechanical tools and supplies such as oils, screwdrivers and hammers. He took advantage of a previous Kiva loan and he was very satisfied with the results especially that he was able to remarkably expand his business and get a higher income. In the future, he plans to open a new branch of his shop where he will start car spare parts sales in addition to his area of expertise.
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.