Ali is a 44-year-old married man from Lebanon who is living with his wife and three children, who are still attending school. He is the only source of financial support for his family. He has been involved in the agricultural field for the past 20 years. In 2003, he started to work independently on his own land, cultivating various types of vegetables. Today, he wishes to apply for a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to buy a tractor for his farm. He states that this tractor will facilitate his operations, as he will till the land and prepare it well for cultivation. Ali is very optimistic and hopes to be able to further expand his business through the coming seasons.
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.