This Kiva borrower is a 30-year-old Lebanese single woman living with her parents and two siblings. She has been working as a teacher in a local school for one year. In parallel, she has worked as a female hairdresser since 2009 with 10 years of previous experience in this occupation. She works on a freelance basis serving customers in their domiciles. She helps her father with the household expenses. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy new hairdressing tools and equipment. In the future, she is hoping to open her own beauty salon.
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.