Ahmad is a 32-year-old married man from Lebanon. He is living with his wife and one school-aged child. 7 years ago, he started to work in selling shaving tools and supplies to multiple customers and barbershops located in different areas and villages. He works on a freelance basis. With his requested loan of $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will be able to purchase more merchandise in order to augment his sales and therefore his income. In the future, he hopes to open his own shop.
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.