This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old single man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents. He has operated a van service for students and summer trips in his village as well as neighboring towns for over 7 years. In parallel, he has worked as a sport coach in a local school for 10 years. It’s very common in Lebanon to have multiple jobs to be able to handle weighty life expenses. He helps his father to satisfy the family needs.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform much needed maintenance on his van. In the future, he is planning to purchase a new van and employ a part-time employee to work on it. This will be his second Kiva loan.
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.