Ali is a 44-year-old married man with 3 children. He has been working in the tile sector since 1990. Today, Ali is applying for a loan of $1,000 to buy a new specific machine for his work so he can satisfy the heavy demands of the market and help increase his income.
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.