Youssef is a 35-year-old married man with two children, living in Ghaza in the Bekaa Valley. He has owned a small shop since 2000, where he fixes and sells tires in addition to engine oil. Today, Youssef has an opportunity to buy some engine oil for a very good price; therefore, he is requesting to borrow $1,200.
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.