Saoud is a 43-year-old married woman with five children. To help her husband in the household, she decided to work from home as a tailor to earn extra money for the family. Today, in order to provide good tailoring services for her clients, Saoud is asking to borrow $1000 to buy a new sewing machine instead of the 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.