This Kiva borrower is a 38-year-old married woman who lives in Lebanon. She has two young children, and since 2002 has also worked as a beautician in a special room she has installed in her house. She also travels to various locations when customers request it. She is applying for a loan for $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l.to buy additional tools and supplies.
Women continue to play an important role in Lebanese society, especially on matters that concern their families. They also serve as strong role models for their children, and often provide significant supplements to their husband's income. In almost all parts of Lebanon, demand for beauty and fashion products is very high.
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.