This Kiva borrower is a 43-year-old married man with 2 school-aged children. He lives in Lebanon. He has owned a car repair shop for the past 20 years. He repairs all type of cars and he has gained, over the years, a good number of clients. He works hard to meet his family's needs and to pay for his two children's schooling. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new mechanic's tools instead of the used ones that he has. This will help him to expand his business and he will be able to repair more cars to earn more profit for his family.
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.