Ali is a 35-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and only child. He has owned a poultry shop since 2009, where he sells delicious, fresh, chicken. He is the main income source for the family. He is applying for a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to buy new equipment. These purchases will help him increase his business productivity, his sales, and thus his income. In the future, he looks forward to opening his own restaurant.
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.