Madlene, who has eight years of experience as a beautician, is a single woman, 35 years old, living with her parents.
Madlene opened a beauty salon in her home in 2005 and started receiving clients. She offers all kinds of beauty services: make up, manicure, pedicure, wax, laser, etc.
Madlene has already taken her first loan and she's very pleased with her decision to take another loan from Ameen. Over the course of her loan term, she has consistently repaid on-time and she has even repaid the full loan amount earlier than her scheduled end date.
Today, Madlene is requesting $1,200 to buy a new laser machine, very modern, so as to be always up-to-date in her market and to introduce all the new equipment for her customers.
In the future, Madlene would like to open a formal beauty salon for women.
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.