This Kiva borrower is a 22-year-old single man living with his parents and two siblings. He is from Lebanon. He has owned a barber shop since 2007, with 5 years of previous experience working in the same field. He learned this occupation when he was very young. As with the majority of Lebanese guys, he helps his family with his income. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase needed tools and supplies in order to improve his shop and be able to offer better services to his clients. In the future, he is planning to purchase a laser machine to attract more customers and earn higher income.
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.