Hani is a 61-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and only one working child. He’s trying the best he can to cover his family expenses. He has been working as a taxi driver since 1985, independently, upon customers’ requests. Today, he needs to borrow $2100 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform the needed maintenance on his car. In that way, he will be capable to carry on his job in a proper way. In the future, he plans to buy a minivan in order to transport more people.
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.