Haidar is a 26 year old single man living with his mother and brothers. When he has only 11 years old, he started in the field of working as a mechanic to earn an income to help with the many expenses of his family. And then, in 2003, when he was older and had more experience, he opened his own car repair shop to improve his living situation and ability to engage in business activities. He helps, along with his brothers, to improve the family's living situation.
Today, Haidar is requesting a loan of $1,000 to renew his mechanic equipment and acquire newer tools in order to develop and expand his business.
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.