This Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old married woman. As the mother of three school-age children, she decided to build up a tailoring business in her home. She takes on tailoring work upon client request and produces a variety of new clothes in addition to offering clothing repair services. With her home business income, she has been able to help her husband in supporting the household. She and her husband share the goal of supporting their children in completing their education through the university level.
Today, she is requesting $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. in order to improve her business. She also wants to purchase textiles so she can offer a variety of products to her customers and increase her sales.
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.