Maya is a 27-year-old married woman. In order to help with her family’s expenses, Maya has opened a beauty salon in her home. She has taken a first loan of $1,000 and she was able to expand her home business by adding new services and purchasing more equipment. Maya says that her business productivity and income have both increased as a result of this loan. She has also been able to attract new clients. Over the course of her loan term, Maya has consistently paid on time and she has even repaid the full loan amount earlier than her scheduled end date.
Today, she is asking for a loan of $2,000 to prepare a big beauty room with all the arrangements needed. In the future, Maya would like to open a formal beauty salon for women. She is working to achieve even greater business success in the coming year.
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.