Nadwa is a 50-year-old married woman and mother of 2 children. She has owned a small mini-market since 2008. She opened this small business to help her husband with the family's income and to improve their living situation. Her mini-market is situated in a busy area, so she has been able, over the years, to have a growing number of clients pass by her shop and buy all types of food products. Today, Nadwa is requesting to borrow $1,200 to buy more merchandise in large quantities, so she can increase her sales and therefore her income.
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.