Ahmad is a 57-year-old Lebanese man who lives with his wife and three school-aged children. He has been working as a taxi driver since 1996. He transports customers to their destinations, wherever they may be.
Ahmad is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform necessary maintenance on his car, including the inside and the outside. He took advantage of a previous Kiva loan, and he was very satisfied with the results, especially because the loan amount was sufficient to fulfill his business needs. In the future, he is planning to purchase a new car and hire a part-time employee in order to increase his profits and 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.