This Kiva borrower is a 34-year-old married man and the father of four children. He has made his living as an experienced taxi driver. He has been involved in this business since 1999. He serves all customers and he also does private transportation such as picnics, touristic tours, etc. He is the sole income provider for the family.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a new car in order to expand his business. He says that the new car will help him increase his profits which will allow him to better support 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.