Jean is a 48-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three school-aged children. He’s the only support for his family and they really depend on him. He has been working as a bus driver since 2004 and has his loyal customers. In parallel, he works in a local school. Today, he needs to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform the needed maintenance on his bus in addition to painting. Otherwise, he may lose his loyal and trusty customers. This Kiva loan will allow him to transport people 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.