Rabih is a 37-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three school-aged children. He supports his family proudly and covers their expenses. He has been working independently as a van driver for the past fourteen years and doesn’t mind working under pressure if this can help him build a strong and better future for his family.
Today, he needs to borrow $2100 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform the needed maintenance on his van in addition to painting and smithing. He notes that this will improve his business and allow him to attract more customers. In the future, he plans to buy a bigger van and organize tourist trips.
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.