This Kiva borrower is a 29-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She lives with her husband and two children. She has been running a beauty salon in her town since 2003. She offers various beauty services to her clients including manicure, pedicure, laser, etc. She helps her husband with the family expenses, especially her children's expenses. Today, she is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a vapor machine to provide a new service to her customers. In the future, she hopes to enlarge her shop and expand her business operations. She wants to provide the latest beauty services to attract more clients.
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.