Mayyada is a 38-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She lives with her parents and three siblings. All members of the family cooperate to maintain their respectable standard of living. Mayyada has owned a beauty salon since 2004, where she provides customers with beauty services such as hairdressing, make up, etc. Mayyada also has another job in order to supplement her income. Today, she is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more beauty products and supplies. She intends to enhance her work operations by offering her clients high-quality services in order to satisfy their demands and keep them loyal to her shop. In the future, she plans to expand her business into other areas.
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.