Elie A. is 21 years old and married. He lives in the Ashrafieh district of Beirut. He opened a barbershop in 2005, after learning the business from a friend. Elie wishes to use this loan of $800 to improve his barbershop’s décor.
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.