Ali is a 34-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and three children. They are all attending school. He is the main income provider of the family and works very hard to be able to handle the heavy life expenses. He has been involved in his occupation since 2009. He is specialized in completing aluminum work. He is well known in his town and has gained a fair number of clients so far.
Today, he is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase an electrical generator for his business in addition to some aluminum supplies. This will definitely allow him to achieve his work competently and become able to present good quality services to the clients. He works on a freelance basis and hopes to take on bigger projects and increase his earnings in the near future.
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.