This Kiva borrower is a 32-year-old married man and father of two young children. He lives in Lebanon. For the past ten years, he has made his living as a professional driver. He operates a van service for customers in his village as well as neighboring towns. Today, he is requesting to borrow US$ 1200 to perform much needed maintenance on his van, including changing the tires and repairing the engine. He needs to do the needed maintenance before the university period because he transports students to their universities.
He is hoping to purchase a new car so that he can continue to expand his business. He feels positive about his business growth for the coming year.
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.