This Kiva borrower is a 47-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and three children. He has made his living as a professional driver, operating a van service for students in his village as well as neighboring towns, for over 25 years. In addition, he offers transportation services for customers upon their request.
He cooperates with his wife who works as a teacher in a local school to be able to afford the high cost of living. Today, he is requesting to borrow $2000 US from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform much needed maintenance on his van, including changing the tires and repairing the engine. In the future, he is planning to purchase a new van and hire a part timer employee to work on it.
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.