Ali is a 44-year-old man who is married and has one child. He lives in Houla, Southern Lebanon. Ali owns a small traditional Lebanese restaurant in his village. He serves his village and all the surrounding villages. Ali is requesting a loan of $1200 to buy a new refrigerator for his 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.