This borrower from Lebanon is a 63-year-old single woman who is living with one parent. She is the main income provider for the household. She owns a linen store in Lebanon. She has owned this store for the past thirty years. It is important to note that Lebanon has faced political conflict and turmoil for most of the past thirty years as well, which has certainly caused greater challenges to the country’s entrepreneurs. This loan will be her first loan from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l. With her loan of US $1200, she plans to purchase more linen to increase her inventory.
Note: Based on the political and social challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect him or her (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in his/her picture, not indicating his/her name and location, etc.). Ameen s.a.l. appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.
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.