Jean is a 49-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three children. He has been working as a bus driver since 1988. His main route lies between his town and the surrounding villages; he also provides private transportation upon client request. His business income is very important, as he is the only income source for the family. He is applying to take out a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to perform needed maintenance on his bus, in order to carry on with his transportation business easily and safely. In the future, Jean looks forward to taking out another loan to renew his bus.
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.