Dalale is a 37-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and three children, who attend school.
Dalale has worked as a beautician for the past thirteen years. Over time, she was able to gain a lot of experience and open her own institute. Currently, she is requesting a loan from Kiva's partner, Vitas s.a.l, to purchase beauty products and supplies. She will use the loan to buy a laser and a tattoo machine.
Dalale is well known for her excellent services. She is certain that with new laser services, she will be able to attract more customers and thus augment her revenue. In the future, she plans to borrow more Kiva loans to further expand her business by opening a bigger 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.