Pierre is a 36-year-old Lebanese single man. He’s living with his parents and three working siblings. The whole family cooperates in order to enhance their standard of living. Pierre started to work as a hair dresser on his own in 1997. He has his loyal customers who believe in his fashionable and elegant style. Today, he’s requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a shop for his business and some hair dressing supplies as well. He notes that this will improve his business and allow him to attract more clients. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans and better develop his business.
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.