Rima owns a chocolate shop where she makes special designs and decorated chocolates to customer request. She has been involved in this business for the past 15 years. Over the years, she has become well known in her town and the surrounding area. Rima is asking to borrow $1,200 USD to buy more accessories and products in order to increase her business productivity.
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.