Fatmeh is a 23-year-old single woman. In 2006, she decided to open a beauty salon in her town after seeing a need for such a service in the region. This young woman is very talented and caters to a wide range of clientele in the village and its neighborhoods. Today, Fatmeh is requesting to borrow $1,200 to purchase beauty products and hair accessories in order to meet her clients' demands.
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.