Mostafa is a 23-year-old Lebanese single man living with his parents and one sibling. He has been working as a women's hairdresser for the past five years. He works on a freelance basis serving customers wherever they are located. He has obtained his first Kiva loan and has been a very good client with prompt payments.
Today, with his new requested loan of $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, he will be able to purchase additional hairdressing tools and supplies in order to serve more customers. In the future, he hopes to open a formal beauty salon.
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.