Samira is a 45-year-old married woman who is raising five children, four of whom are still attending school. Samira has owned an accessories and clothes shop since 2000 where she services the neighboring areas. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,200 to buy merchandise for her shop in order to increase her sales.
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.