Ghanem is a 62-year-old married man living with his wife and two children; one of them is still attending school, and the youngest is working. After gaining many years of experience, he was able to open his own barbershop. Due to his good business reputation, he was capable of building a good number of loyal customers. With his requested loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l., he will purchase shaving tools and supplies in addition of paying his child’s education costs. In this way, he will satisfy his customer’s demands and serve them well. He is positive about his business, wishing to develop it the best he can and maybe hire people to work with him.
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.