Samir N. is a 49 year-old man living in Bourj El Barajneh, in the suburbs of Beirut. He is married and has four children. During the July war in Lebanon in 2006, Samir lost his sewing factory. Since then, he has been working as a taxi driver to support his family. Today Samir wants to borrow $1200 to change the tires of his vehicle as well as perform maintenance on his taxi.
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.