Souad is a 40-year-old single woman living with her two brothers. She has been working as a home-based tailor since 2004 and has 22 years of experience in this market. She presents a variety of products to her clientele. Souad is asking for a loan of US$ 1,000 to buy an additional sewing machine to develop and enlarge her business.
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.