Omar is a 19-year-old Lebanese single man. He lives with his parents and five siblings. He works as a hairdresser serving male customers at their request. His business income is very important as he supports his father. Today, Omar is asking to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy a car in order to ease his transport difficulties on his way to customers. In the future, he plans to open his own barber 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.