Ali is a 42-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and four school-aged children. He’s working really hard to be able to pay his children’s educational fees. He has been working in construction for the past eleven years. He’s a reputable person and well known for his professionalism at work. Today, he wants to borrow a loan from kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more construction tools for his business. This kiva loan will allow him to carry on his work as it should be and start his new project. In the future, he plans to take on more projects inside and outside the country.
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.