Joseph is a 35-year-old married Lebanese man living with his wife and two school-aged children. He opened his own barbershop in 2003. His wife works as a female hairdresser and they both cooperate together to cover the family expenses--especially their children's educationA. fees.
Today, he's asking to borrow a loan of $2500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase more supplies. He will also use the loan to rent a new salon in order to expand his business. He notes that these improvements will remarkably increase the family's revenues.
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.