The Kiva borrower is a 22-year-old single man living with his parents in Lebanon. Despite his young age, he has been running a beauty salon for the past 4 years. He offers different beauty services to his clients. As is common for the majority of Lebanese men, he too cooperates with his family to pay for the living expenses. He has always learned the new looks and haircuts in order to offer beautiful designs to his clients. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase new hairdressing tools. In the future, he hopes to expand his shop and grow his business operation by providing the latest beauty services to attract more clients.
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.