This Kiva borrower is a 56-year-old married woman and the mother of one school-aged child. She lives in Lebanon. She has been working in handicrafts and handmade products for the past 20 years. Over the years, she has built a very good reputation and she is well known by her customers. She delivers her products to the local artisan and gadgets shop. She has taken advantage of a first loan and she is very thankful for the results. Today, she has taken the opportunity to expand her business into other areas, so she is asking to borrow $1200 from Kiva's partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new merchandise for her business.
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.