Fatmeh is a 32-year-old married woman and mother of 4 children. She has been working as a home-based tailor since 2007 to help her husband in the household. Today, Fatmeh is requesting to borrow $1,000 to buy additional textiles so she can satisfy the heavy demands of the market and help increase her income.
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.