This Kiva borrower is a 29-year-old married man from Lebanon. He and his wife have one child. He has owned a barber shop since 2004 and has 14 years of experience as a barber. He coordinates his efforts with those of his wife, who works as a beautician. They pool their resources to cover their family expenses.
He has recently bought a laser machine, which he is paying off in installments. He is known in his local region for his good reputation and has many clients. He has also received many new customers since the acquisition of the new laser machine.
He is presently asking to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. in order to perform renovations on his barber shop. In addition, he would like to complete paying off the cost of the laser machine.
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.