Rana is a 25-year-old woman living in Gharifeh, Mount Lebanon. She has owned her own jewelry shop since 2003 where she produces hand-made jewelry and knits requested products for the neighboring villages. Today, Rana is requesting to borrow US$ 1,200 to increase her inventory.
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.