Jamal is a 57-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and eight children. Three of them are still studying while the others are working. Jamal has been working as a van driver in order to satisfy his family needs. He has been in this domain since the year 2000. Today, he wants to borrow a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to perform necessary maintenance on his van. This will allow him to transport his clients safely without facing problems. In the future, he plans to buy a bigger van and serve a wider range of 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.