This Kiva borrower is a 35-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She lives with her parents and 5 siblings. She cooperates with her sister to provide the needed family income. She began working in a locA. hospitA. as a secretary 15 years. In parallel, she decided in 2008 to work as an esthetician and do women's hairdressing. She purchases her products from a locA. beauty center. She works in her domicile and sometimes at her client’s house, depending on their requests. It’s frequent in Lebanon to have severA. jobs to increase profitability and attain higher standards of living.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additionA. products and needed tools to develop her beauty occupation and be able to offer better service.
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.