Zainab is a 29-year-old married woman with 2 children. In 2009, she opened a used clothing shop in her town to sell clothes at good prices. She opened her business after seeing a need for a place where customers could buy clothes for lower prices. She uses her business to help her husband to raise their two children.
Today, Zainab is requesting a loan of $1,200 to buy additional clothes. This will 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.