Ali is a 28-year-old single man. He has owned a barber shop since 2007 as his own business where he services the neighboring villages. Today, Ali is applying for a loan of $1,200 to add new decor to his shop in order to attract new clients and increase his income.
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.