Ali was been working as a contractor for the past 30 years. Working on a freelance basis, he manages projects in his town and the neighboring villages. He's 46 years old and married with five children. Four of his children are still unemployed so he works hard to take care of his family. Today, Ali is requesting to borrow $1,200 to buy wood to assure the quality of the construction of his projects.
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.