This Kiva borrower is a 56 year old married man from Lebanon. He has made his living as a professional driver. He has operated a van service for students in his village, as well as neighboring towns, for over 12 years. In addition, he presents transportation services for customers upon request. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform much needed maintenance on his van, including changing the tires and repairing the engine. In the future, he is planning to purchase a new van and to employ a part time employee to work on it.
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.