This Kiva borrower is a 30-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and mother. He has been working as a men's hairdresser for the past fifteen years. In 2005, he opened his own barber shop and started working independently. Due to his long experience in this occupation, he has a good number of clients passing by his shop. In addition to his haircutting service, he also sells gels and men’s perfumes in order to reinforce his business and his income.
Today, he is requesting a loan of $1200 from Ameen s.a.l., a Kiva field partner, to increase his merchandise of perfumes and hair supplies. In the future, he hopes to open a new salon in order to expand his business into other areas.
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.