The Kiva borrower is a 26-year-old single woman living with her parents. She lives in Lebanon. Despite her young age, she has been working for several years as a beautician. Her business is based from her home and she also works as traveler beautician. Her work is very important because she helps her father with the family expenses. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to invest in more materials for her work; she will purchase a laser and a wax machine. In the future, she is planning to open a formal beauty salon in order to expand her business.
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.