A new carpooling application has hit the streets of Lebanon to help the Lebanese commute during the current crisis, offering a new mode of transportation while promoting a sense of community.
Available on iOS and Android, Bala Benzine is an app that allows people to carpool. It gives the chance for those who have a car to share the ride with a passenger, and those who are running out of fuel to connect with a driver.
Bala Benzine is an accessible option to many as it splits the cost of fuel, provides safe travel across the country, reduces traffic, and has a convenient option for people to easily find and plan their trips.
The Bala Benzine App was born between France and Portugal by Lebanese expatriates who are “craving to make an impact” and support their people in their home country.
It was founded by Joe Achkar, Chief Operating Officer of a French public volunteering platform; Julia Khouri, who currently works for Oracle in Lisbon; and Amine Alameddine, who is the product manager at Viakonnect.
The App is also commission free. All you have to do is to split the fuel cost of the ride you are sharing.
You can download the Bala Benzine directly on your phone here.