Cynthia is a 22-year-old Lebanese single woman living with her parents. She’s a brave and talented young woman looking for a better future. She has been working as a beautician since 2009 providing customers with beauty services wherever they are located. Cynthia is friendly and knows very well how to gain and maintain her customers. Today, she’ asking to borrow $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase cosmetics and beauty supplies in order to satisfy her customer’s needs. In the future, Cynthia plans 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.