Ali is a 39-year-old married man with three children, living in Harouf, southern Lebanon. Ali used to work in a shop selling and fixing tires since 1990; three years ago he took a loan from Ameen and opened his own shop. Today, Ali wants to increase his tire inventory; therefore he is requesting to borrow US$ 1,000.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.