Rouhiyeh is 34 years old. She’s a Lebanese single woman. She’s very happy with her family, which includes one parent and two siblings. One of them is working. A few years ago, and after suffering from a bad financial situation, Rouhiyeh decided to help her mother to manage the household expenses. So she opened a beauty and hair dressing salon in her town. She already has many years of experience in this domain, which makes her work professional and easier.
Today, she needs to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. She will use the loan to purchase new hair dressing tools and beauty supplies. In that way, she will be able to improve her work by trying new and trendy styles. In the near future, she will have saved up the amount of money needed to have her own family and children.
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.