Ali is a 38-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and five children who are all studying. He strives to work really hard to cover their expenses and enhance their way of living, especially since his family means everything to him.
Ali opened his own mini-market in 2003 and noticed that this is a good way to earn superior income. Today, he is looking for a loan of $2100 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to add new provisions and groceries to his existing stock. This Kiva loan will help him increase his revenue by 15%. In the future, he plans to open his own supermarket.
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.