Mahmoud is a 40-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three school-aged children. He’s the only breadwinner for his family and they really depend on him. He has been working as a school bus driver since 2009 and has his loyal customers.
Today, he needs to borrow $1100 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to repair his bus’s engine and also its gearbox, otherwise he may lose his loyal and trusty customers. This Kiva loan will allow him transport children safely. In the future, he plans to organize trips all over the country during his free time.
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.