Zeinab is a 31-year-old, married woman. She lives with her husband and three children, who are attending school. Her husband is the main income provider for the family. Zeinab has been working as a hairdresser and beautician, for the past five years. She works at her house, and she also visits customers at their domiciles, to provide them with her talented hairdressing and beauty services. She also sells cosmetics, in order to earn extra income and be able to support her family well, financially.
Today, she is asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l, to purchase beauty products and hairdressing supplies. She is well-known in her region and neighboring towns by her good reputation. She is certain that with the new products, she will be able to attract more customers and consequently, increase her income. In the future, she hopes to open her own beauty salon where she will receive her customers professionally.
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.