Rola is a 44-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and five children. Two are working and three are still attending school. She struggles and works hard with the cooperation of her husband to better enhance her way of living. Her husband has worked on his own for almost 10 years. As for her, she started to work at selling cosmetics. She works from home and visits customers wherever they are located to provide them with her high-quality beauty services. Today, she is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase beauty products and cosmetics so that she can improve her business operations and follow up on the new fashion. In this way, she will increase her sales and thus her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own cosmetics shop.
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.