Samira, a 35-year-old married mother of two children, opened a small business seven years ago selling perfumes, accessories and beauty products. This work provides extra revenue for her family. Today, Samira is requesting a loan of $1,200 to buy more merchandise to 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.