This Kiva borrower is a 41-year-old married women. She is from Lebanon and lives with her husband and three school-aged children. She has been working as a female hairdresser and beauty specialist for 17 years. In 2005, she decided to begin working from her own home. She helps her husband who works as an agent in a local company with the family income.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase hair removal and tattoo machines so that she can enlarge her business and therefore increase her income.
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.