Samer is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and only one school aged child. He’s the main income provider in the family and look to satisfy their needs. He started to work as a car black smith and painting in 2005 and has his own garage. He’s expert in his filed especially after fifteen years of experience in this domain. Till now he got a fair number of customers asking for his services. Today, he needs to borrow $3000 from kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new mechanical equipment for his garage. This will help him continue his work in a proper way and respond to his customers’ demands the fastest. In the future, he plans to improve his garage and expand his business.
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.