Hasan is a 42-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and five children, some of them still attending school and only one working to help his father supplement the family’s income. Hasan has owned a small territory for the past 20 years where he sells spare car parts. With his loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, he will purchase a large quantity of spare parts at good prices, which will augment his business sales and thus his revenue. Hasan requires this loan as he desperately needs to continue supporting his family as much as he can to satisfy their needs.
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.