This Kiva borrower is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man. He is living with his wife and two young children. He has been working as a taxi driver since 2004. His main route is between his town and the surrounding villages. He also offers private transportation upon request of the clients. He is the main income provider of the family. He obtained his first Kiva loan and has even repaid the full loan amount earlier than his scheduled end date. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to make much needed repairs on his taxi, including improving the car’s body, changing the tires and repairing the engine. He says that he will be able to attract more customers after performing those repairs. In the future, he is hoping to purchase a new car so that he can continue expanding his business.
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.