Samir is a 47-year-old married man with five children, living in Bourj Al Barajneh in the Beirut suburbs. He has owned a taxi since 2006 and he works between Beirut and the South. One year ago, Samir took his first loan from Ameen to change his old car, and today, he is requesting $800 in order to perform some 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.