The Kiva borrower is a 33-year-old married man living with his parents. He is from Lebanon. He has driven a taxi since 2005. His main route is between his village and its surroundings. He works hard to cover the increasing costs of food, housing, and other family expenses.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to replace the van engine. He says that he will be able to attract new customers after making this repair. His income from his taxi business is vital for supporting his family. In the future, he hopes to purchase a new car so that he can 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.