This is Hussein, a 32-year-old Lebanese married man. He lives with his wife and two children. They are still attending school. He had many years of experience as a barber when he decided to open his own shop in the year 2009. He intended to open the shop in his town since he knows its entire population and because most of them are really close to him.
Hussein always seeks to please his clients and respond to their needs. And today, Hussein is asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to buy new barbering tools for his shop in addition to some related products such as gel, shampoo, etc. He notes that this Kiva loan will improve his work, therefore allow him attract added customers and thus increase his revenues by 20%.
Hussein has many ideas in mind, and he’s not ready to advance to a new step in his life until he’s financially satisfied. This is why he’s trying his best to develop his work and enlarge his business as much as possible.
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.