Zainab learned her hairdressing and beauty salon skills in a beauty academy. Upon graduation, she opened a small beauty salon to begin her new career and to help improve her living situation and ability to engage in business activities. She started with a small business operation, concerned that she was new in the market. Today, Zainab is asking to borrow $1,000 to modify and enlarge her shop to receive more clients because she's planning to have a bigger and improved salon and to be known in this field in order to earn more income.
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.