Bahaa has owned a beauty salon for women in his town since 2008 and has 11 years of experience in this occupation. He decided to be independent and works on his own after having his first child. He bought a new shop and makes the necessary décor and started receiving clients. He’s very convinced by this new step in his life. Today, Bahaa is requesting to borrow $1,200 to add new decor to his salon and buy more equipment and tools needed in order to complete the preparation of his salon and be in the requisition of 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.