This Kiva borrower is a 50-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and four school-aged children. He started to work in the car mechanics field 27 years ago. He is the only income source for the family. He repairs different types of cars. Due to his long experience in this field, he has been able to gain a good number of clients passing by his garage asking for his services.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase required machinery and tools so that he can complete his work competently, allowing him to increase his income.
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.