Ali is a 46-year-old married man with four children, living in Katermaya in Mount Lebanon. When he was 15 he started working in a car paint shop until he opened his own in 1983. Ali has already received several micro-loans from Ameen to improve his shop. Today Ali wants to borrow $1,200 to buy new car paints, so he can diversify the choices he offers his customers.
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.