Samira is a 43-year-old married woman. A mother of 5 children, she works as a home-based tailor to help her husband with the family's income. She has been involved in this business for the past 30 years. With her long experience, she has become well known throughout the whole region. Today, Samira is requesting a loan of $1,200 to replace her old sewing machine with a new one so she can continue to work properly and always satisfy the needs of 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.