Atafallah R. is a 35-year-old married man with two children. He lives in Al Shhabieh in southern Lebanon. He has been a car electrician since 1995, and owns his own shop. Atafallah is requesting a loan of $1,000 to buy new equipment and machinery so that he can introduce new services in his shop.
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.