Jamileh is a 43-year-old widow who lives with her two siblings. Since 2000 she has run her own business producing dairy products, and has 15 years of experience in this field. Today, Jamileh is requesting a loan of $1,200 USD to purchase a refrigerator in which to present her products with a view to attracting more customers.
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.