Zalfa is a 24-year-old, married woman with one child. She has owned a clothes shop since 2008 in her village. After being well known in the whole region, Zalfa is asking to borrow $1,000 to expand her inventory for the winter and to provide a bigger choice of clothes to her clients.
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.