This Kiva borrower is a 28 year old single woman living with her parents in Lebanon. She established a mini-market in her town in 2009, after having had previous experience in this occupation for 5 years. She helps her family through her business income, in collaboration with her brother. She offers food products, cereals, detergents, etc. Her mini-market is situated in a busy area, so there are a lot of customers who pass by her shop. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 to increase her shop's inventory. She is certain that with the help of the loan, her business productivity will be increased.
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 of Lebanon's borrowers.
Ameen s.a.l. has been a major player in the Lebanese microfinance sector since 1999. Originally a micro-credit program created by CHF International, Ameen evolved to become Ameen s.a.l. in 2003, a Lebanese services company. In 2007, Ameen s.a.l. registered with the Central Bank of Lebanon to become the first Lebanese financial institution specializing in microfinance.
At Ameen s.a.l., we pledge to provide financial services to the largest number of micro and small entrepreneurs and to the working poor, to help them develop their businesses and improve their incomes.
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.