Mirna is a thirty-one-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and only one school-aged child who is still attending school. She strives to work really hard to support her husband to provide for their family expenses. He’s a member of the internal national security and has been there for many years. As for Mirna, she has owned a beauty salon since 2009 and she's more than satisfied with what she has attained so far.
Today, she needs to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added cosmetic supplies for her shop. This loan will increase her sales therefore her profits thus her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own beauty center.
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.