This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old married woman living in Lebanon with her husband and 2 school-aged children. In addition to her husband’s income (he works as a taxi driver), she represents the second income source for the family. After having 15 years of experience in the hairdressing field, she decided to work as a hairdresser from her house. She hopes to expand her business, especially so that she can build a good business reputation.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional cosmetics products since she wants to offer her clients more beauty services so she can attract a maximum number of 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.