Ali is a 20-year-old single man from Lebanon. He is living with his parents and three siblings. Despite his young age, he has built a good experience working in floor covering. With his requested loan of $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will increase his business capital and invest in purchasing new tools he needs. In that way, he will be able to serve more customers and therefore enlarge his business operation. In the future, he is hoping to be able to save enough money so that he can open his own business.
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.