This Kiva borrower is a 21-year-old young man from Lebanon. He lives with his parents and sibling. Two years ago he started working as a hairdresser for a friend in order to help his parents with the home expenses. He was able to save a little bit of money, and one year later he started working on his own by going to women's houses. He is now requesting to borrow $1,000 to purchase some new products and new tools for the business.
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.