Mostafa is a 55-year-old married man and the father of four school-age children. He started working repairing car bodies and painting cars 47 years ago when he was too young. In 2000, he became economically able to open his own car repair shop and to make his own profit.
Today, Mostafa is requesting a loan of $1,200 to buy a specialized machine for repairing cars. This machine will help him a lot in developing his business and presenting a new service for his customers.
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.