Maya is a 26-year-old married woman. She has been working as a home-based hairdresser since 2008; she has clients from the neighboring villages. Today, Maya is requesting to borrow US$ 1,000 to buy additional tools and equipment to expand her job.
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.