This Kiva borrower is a 27-year-old married man and the father of one young child. He is from Lebanon. He is the owner of a barber shop located in his town and has 14 years of experience in this occupation; he learned this job when he was very young. Today, he is well known in the whole region for his good business reputation.
With his requested loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will perform needed maintenance on his shop and improve its decoration in order to serve his clients in a proper place. He reports that both his income and productivity will increase as a result of the loan. In the future, he is looking to further expand his business and increase his working capital.
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.