This Kiva borrower is a 20-year-old Lebanese single woman living with one parent and one sibling. Despite her young age, she has been working for several years as a hairdresser. Her business is based at her house and she also serves customers at their domiciles. In parallel, she has worked in a beauty salon since 2007. Her work is very important because she helps her family in paying the high cost of living.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new hairdressing tools and supplies. In the future, she is planning to open a formal beauty salon in order to expand her business level.
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.