Ali is a 33-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and two school-aged children. He has owned a poultry shop since 2010. His shop is an important source of income for his family. Lebanon has many poultry shops, and it‘s easy to buy chickens in one’s village or neighborhood.
During the past year, he was able to build a good business reputation due to the fresh goods that he offers to his clients. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a refrigerator to help him preserve food products. He is very positive and hopes to achieve substantial growth with the coming year.
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.