This Kiva borrower is a 34-year-old married man living with his wife and two school-age children. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a car repair shop for the past seven years with a previous 15 years of experience in the same occupation. His work consists of painting all types of cars. He has obtained his first Kiva loan and has been an excellent client with prompt payments. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve his business by purchasing a specific paint brand and all related paints and tools. This brand is well known and generates high-quality products. In that way, he will be able to attract more customers, which will result in earning higher 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.