Ali is a 45-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three children, who are attending school. He is the one taking care of his family and covering their expenses. They trust him and believe he can offer them a respectable life.
Ali has owned a coffee shop since 2006 in his town. People also meet at his place to enjoy their time with friends. Today he’s seeking to borrow a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to enlarge his shop, buy a new espresso machine and purchase the needed quantity of coffee as well. This will surely increase his sales and allow him to attract added customers. In the future, he plans to expand his business and thus increase his revenues.
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.