Feryal is a 28-year-old Lebanese married woman who lives with her husband and one school-aged child. She has been working as a hairdresser and beautician from her home since 2006. She is much endowed at her work and has her loyal customers. As for her husband, he has been working as a salesman in a local company for the past seven years to supplement the family’s income. Today, she is asking to borrow $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to buy a variety of cosmetics and hairdressing supplies so that she can comply with the demands of her customers. In the future, she plans to open her own beauty center.
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.