Ali is a 52-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and four children, three of whom who are still attending school. He owns a small lot where he offers different types of automotive spare parts. He has worked in this occupation since 1990. Regardless of his older age, Ali works very hard to support his family and satisfy their needs.
Ali is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase an electric generator for his business. This purchase will smooth his work operations and allow him to perform his job properly, especially because he uses multiple electric devices while accomplishing his work tasks. This is his first Kiva loan, and he hopes to be able to achieve remarkable growth in a short period. In the future, he plans to expand his business operations into other areas.
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.