A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase new chairs for his barber shop.

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This Kiva borrower from Lebanon is a 42-year-old married man. He is the sole income provider for his wife and four children. He has been running his own barber shop for 18 years. He rents his shop.

He is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. He plans to purchase new chairs for his barber shop. This will be his first loan from Ameen. He estimates that his business profit will increase by 15% as a result of the loan.

Note: Based on the politicA. and sociA. challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect him or her (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in his/her picture, not indicating his/her name and location, etc.). Ameen s.a.l. appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

Ameen has been able to use its interest-free loan from Kiva to offer lower interest loans with faster disbursement for their micro-loan borrowers. Since its inception, Ameen has provided high quality financiA. services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling US $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please visit: http://partners.kiva.org/partners/115

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