Elham is a 56-year-old married woman. She has owned a clothes shop since 2007 to provide, along with her children, better life conditions. Today, Elham is requesting to borrow $1,200 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.