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 of this entrepreneur 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.