This Kiva borrower is a 34-year-old single woman living with her parents and two siblings. She has almost five years of experience selling beauty products to local customers. She also provides her clients with beauty and hairdressing services. She works on a freelance basis. In parallel, she has been working for a local company since 2007. It’s very common in Lebanon to have multiple jobs in order to be able to handle the high costs of living. She has taken advantage of her first Kiva loan and has been a reliable client paying on time. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase more beauty products and new hairdressing tools and supplies. In the future, she is willing 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.