This Kiva borrower is a 26-year-old single man living with his parents and eight siblings. He is from Lebanon. He has worked as a taxi driver since 2006. In addition, he works as a private driver transporting students and teachers from their houses to the school and vice versa. This young man recently had an accident which led to a paralysis in his hand. So, he had to attend expensive physiotherapy sessions in order to get the crucial treatment for him to recover.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform the necessary maintenance on his car and purchase a new engine. This will allow him to transport the customers suitably without facing any vehicle damages. He is in real need of earning a good income to handle his health expenses and help his family with the household budget.
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.