Ali is a 31-year-old Lebanese single man. He lives with his parents. He strives to work really hard, since he’s the one responsible for covering the family expenses.
After many years of experience as a carpenter, Ali decided to open his own carpentry business. He’s a reputable person who has gained a fair number of loyal customers so far. He works independently, and looks forward to gaining added projects.
Today, Ali is in need of a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to purchase the needed quantity of wood for his work. He also wants to buy new tools and materials. He notes that this will improve his business, thus boost his productivity.
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.