This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She lives with her husband and her newborn baby. She started her business as a beautician from her home. She has been involved in this occupation since 2004. Her business is essential because with its income, she is able to help her husband pay the household expenses.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to invest in expanding her inventory selection. She has high hopes for the future of her business; she is looking to continue expansion of her business in the coming year and open a formal beauty 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.