Khalil is a 21-year-old single man living with his parents. In 2004, he decided to open his own barber shop in his village to begin a new career. After five years in the business he has decided to expand his business by purchasing merchandise for his shop and that is why he is requesting to borrow $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.