Houda has worked as a home-based tailor for the past 10 years. Over the years, thanks to her business income, she was able to cooperate with her husband to provide for her family's needs and pay for her 2 children's schooling. Today, Houda is requesting to borrow $1,000 to buy a new sewing machine to help her present a variety of products 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.