Zahraa is a 20-year-old married woman and the mother of one young child. She has been working as a beautician for the past three years. This is her third loan from Kiva and she is very grateful for her previous two loans because her business productivity and income have both increased as a result.
Zahraa chose to repay her second loan several months early, and is now requesting to borrow $1,000 USD to add to her savings to buy a car. This will facilitate her business travel to clients' houses, as she also offers her services in customer's homes at their request.
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.