Abir is a 37-year-old married woman with two unemployed children. Since 2005, she has owned and operated a shop that sells clothes and shoes. Before opening her own store, she worked in another shop for ten years. Abir is requesting a loan for $1,200 so she can expand her inventory and offer the new season's clothes and shoes to her clients. This will help her business create more profits. Abir loves being able to offer support to her family from her earnings.
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.