Fares is a 52-year-old Lebanese married man who lives with his wife and two children. One of his children works and the other is still a student. Fares supports his family with pleasure and he's ready to show help whenever they need it. For the past 4 years, he has been working on his own, as a van driver. His job consists of transporting his customers from town to town. Fares is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to perform needed maintenance on his van and to purchase the required paint for it. This loan will allow him to continue his job properly. In the future, Fares plans to borrow more loans from Kiva and to improve 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.