This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old single man. He is from Lebanon and is living with his parents and one sibling. He is the only income source for his family. He is experienced in doing women's hair dressing for almost 18 years and in 2005 he opened his own women's hair salon. He purchases his products from a local beauty center.
He obtained his first Kiva loan and he was a very good client with on-time repayments. Today he is requesting to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to make needed improvements for his salon to be able to welcome his clients in a suitable place where they can find excellent service.
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.