Fadi is a 31-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife. He has owned a barber shop in his town for many years. Due to his loyalty and great customer service, there are a good number of customers visiting his shop. Even though, his income is barely sufficient for him to be able to pay the high costs of living. So, today, he is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to improve his shop and purchase an electrical generator for his business.
In the future he plans to borrow another Kiva loan with the intention of renovating his shop to attract more customers.
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.