This Kiva borrower is a 26-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is the mother of one young child. She has almost five years of experience working as a make-up artist. Her business income is vitA. to help her husband with the family income especially to cover the child's expenses. She works from her home where she receives the clients.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase make-up tools and products. She has high hopes for the future of her business; she is looking to continue the expansion of her business in the coming year. In the future, she hopes to open a formA. beauty salon where she can receive the clients.
Women continue to play an important role in Lebanese society, especially in the development of the family. Women are able to serve as strong role models for their children while also helping to supplement their household incomes. In almost all parts of Lebanon, demand for beauty and fashion products continues to be 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.