Amale is a 27-year-old single woman living with her parents. She has owned an accessories and perfume shop since 2003, in order to increase her income. Amale is requesting a loan of US$ 1,000 to buy more merchandise so she can increase her sales and therefore 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.