Jamal is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and four children who are still studying. Jamal's work is the main source of income for the family and he has big responsibilities.
Jamal has been working as a van driver for the past eleven years. He works on a free-lance basis depending on his customers’ requests. Today he is asking to borrow $1,600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform the needed maintenance on his van. That way, he will secure his customers' safety. In the future, he plans to expand his business by buying a bigger van with more passengers’ seats.
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.