This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old Lebanese married man. He is living with his wife and two school-age children. He has owned a barber shop since 2008. He is well known in the whole region for his good business reputation and great customer service. In parallel, during the school year, he works as a driver transporting students from their houses to school and vice versa. He works hard in both jobs to be able to cover the heavy life expenses. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase added products needed for his barber shop. He will also purchase a wax machine in order to satisfy his customer’s demands. In the future, he is planning to expand his business into other areas.
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.