This Kiva borrower is a 33-year-old man, engaged to be married and living with his parents and two siblings. Over the years, he has gained good experience working as a car painter. He started his career as a freelance worker, then he opened his own car painting shop in 2000. He also works as an employee in a locA. company.
In Lebanon, it is common at all levels of society for people to have multiple businesses. It is often not enough to have an office salary or small shop to cover the increasing costs of food, housing, and other family expenses.
Today, this borrower is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase up-to-date materials and supplies to better serve his customers. He intends to diversify his business operation by getting involved in buying and selling car spare parts. He estimates that the loan will help him increase his profits by 15%.
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.