Eliane is a 41 year old married woman and mother of 3 school-aged children. In 2008 she decided to open a small mini-market to help her husband with the heavy expenses of life. She offers in her grocery shop various food products, soft drinks, chocolates, chips, etc. Her mini-market is situated in a busy area, so she has been able, during these 2 years, to have a growing number of clients pass by her shop and buy all types of food products.
Today, Eliane is requesting to borrow $1,200 to increase her store’s inventory and continue catering to her clients. She also reported that she is certain that both her business productivity and income will be increased as a result of taking this loan.
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.