Maher is a 28-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and only sibling. He has owned a barber shop since 2009. He is well-known in the whole region and has a good reputation. Like the majority of Lebanese guys, he helps his family with his business income. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new shaving tools. In the future, he is planning to buy a laser machine and start providing his customers with these services in order to satisfy them.
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.