Ahmad is a 41-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and five children, who are still attending school. After losing hope of finding a proper job, he decided to work on his own as a taxi driver one year ago to be able to afford their heavy life expenses.
Today he is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform needed maintenance on his car so as to carry on with his transportation business safely. In the future, he plans to purchase another car in order to expand 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.