Ali is a 43-year-old married man living with his wife and five children. He has 15 years of experience working as a farmer and has been running his own farm since 2001. He cultivates all types of vegetables and uses plastic tents to grow his products. These tents allow him to better monitor his products' quality during the year. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the supplies he needs to install a new plastic tent in his farm. He estimates that during the coming harvest, his profits will be increased by 10%.
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.