Suzanne is a 36-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and three children who are still attending school. Suzanne and her husband are joining forces to be able to pay their children’s educational fees. Her husband is working as a taxi driver and has been for four years. As for Suzanne, she has owned a beauty salon since 2008, where she also makes body tattoos.
Today, Suzanner is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase added beauty products and tattoo supplies for her salon. She notes that this will boost her business and allow her to attract new 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.