Ali is a thirty-four-year old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two children who are all studying. Ali wishes to cover his family's expenses as best he can. Because of that, he’s working really hard, with the cooperation of his wife, to be able to reach his goals. He started his own business as a car mechanic in 2001 and has his own garage. In parallel, his wife has been working as a private teacher for eleven years.
Today, he’s requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the mechanic tools he needs for his business. The loan will allow him to improve his work and therefore get a higher income. In the future, he plans to enlarge his garage and hire people to work with him.
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.