Salah is a 57-year-old Lebanese man who lives with his wife. Unfortunately, he did not have kids, but this was not a reason for him to become dispirited. Despite his older age, he works hard to support his wife. Salah has 41 years of experience working as a hairdresser and opened his own beauty salon in 1975. Today, he’s asking for a loan of $3,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to redesign the interior of his shop. In the future, he plans to hire a full-time employee to work on his behalf.
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.