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 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.