This Kiva borrower is a 37-year-old single woman living with one parent, a sibling and a cousin. She is from Lebanon. After the death of her father, she started to cooperate with her mother to be able to pay everyday expenditures. She opened a small beauty salon in 1994 and began to offer her clients professional hairdressing services. She is considered the best hairdresser in her town.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more beauty products and equipment. In the future, she will redecorate her salon and arrange a small area where she will offer additional beauty services such as make-up, laser, etc. This will be her second Kiva loan.
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.