Youssef is a Lebanese married man. He’s 44 years old. He’s really attached to his wife and four children. Cooperating together, Youssef and his wife were able to cover their heavy life expenses in order to live a respectable life. He started his own business at an early age. He had to work with high professionalism to prove that he’s a necessary support for his family. Youssef started his own work in 1992. He has been working as a car mechanic in his own garage and has gained a fair number of customers asking for his services. Today, he’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l., to buy added tools for his business in order to respond rapidly to his clients’ problems. He believes that acting properly is really essential to attract more customers. In the future, he plans to expand his business and gain more profits.
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.