A loan of $500 helped to buy the tools and products she needs to open a beauty salon outside her parents' house, where she works now.

Taghrid's story

Taghrid is a 25-year-old, single woman. She has been working as a hair dresser, from her house, since 2010. Taghrid has 10 years of experience in this field. She is a Palestinian refugee. Almost all of the Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon have to require their children to begin working early, to help the family in making their living. This was the case for Taghrid, who was only 15 years old when she had to start working.

Taghrid is determined to expand and develop her business; that's why she requested a Youth Loan from Kiva's partner, Al Majmoua, to make this step forward. With the money from this loan, she will open a separate beauty salon, outside her parents' house, to help her customers be relaxed and to expand her working area.

She hopes to keep on developing her business, which will impact positively her family's social and financial situations. She hopes that one day, she will be able to move her business and earn her living outside the refugee camp.

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