Ali is a 25-year-old single man who lives with his parents. After getting his university degree in pharmacy, he opened his own pharmacy, in 2009, after seeing a need for such services in the region. He's very happy with his business, because he's able to help his village clients.
Today, Ali is requesting to borrow 1,000 USD to build a tent beside the pharmacy in order to make more space and to expand his business even further.
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.