This Kiva borrower from Lebanon is a 35-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and child. Both she and her husband work to support the family. She has been working as a farmer since 2007. She owns the land she works on. Although women entrepreneurs are still in the minority in Lebanon, their presence is continuously growing. Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. offers special incentives to loan officers who recruit female clients.
She is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase a water tank for her farm. This will be her first loan from Ameen.
Note: Based on the political and social challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect her (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in her picture, not indicating 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.
Ameen has been able to use its interest-free loan from Kiva to offer lower-interest loans with faster disbursement for their micro-loan borrowers. Since its inception, Ameen has provided high-quality financial services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please visit http://partners.kiva.org/partners/115
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.