Jamileh is a 57-year-old married woman with one child. She works as a tailor to help her husband to provide better life conditions for their family. She has been involved in this business for the past 23 years. Today, Jamileh is applying for a loan of $1,200 to buy a new sewing machine to replace her used one.
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.