The Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and three children. For the past few 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. He has been in this field since 2001. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform maintenance work on his van. He reports that these improvements will enable him to provide his service to more passengers. He hopes that his business will be better in the coming year. In the future, he is planning to buy another van taxi and operate two vans services to earn more income for his family.
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.