Nina is a 41-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and three children who are all studying. In addition to her husband, who works outside the country, she also works hard to bring added income to her family and pay her children’s study costs.
Nina has been selling makeup and perfumes from her home since 2009. She has a variety of products at fair prices. Today, she has the intention to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to add extra items to her existing inventory of perfumes and makeup sets. She notes that this will return for her with big profits and increase the number of her clients. In the future, she plans to open her own 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.