Sawsan is a 41-year-old married woman and mother of five children. In 1999, she decided to buy a sewing machine to start a business working as a home based tailor after having sixteen years of experience in this field.
Today, Sawsan is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase a new sewing machine to increase her sales and so 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.