Samar is a 42-year-old married woman and the mother of 3 children. She has been working in embroidery and needlework since 1990 to earn income and, along with her husband, to help satisfy the needs of the family. After this long experience, Samar is applying for a loan of $900 to buy merchandise so that she can participate in a summer symposium to present her hand-made collection.
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.