This Kiva borrower is a 56-year-old single from Lebanon. She has been running a tailoring factory for the past 30 years. With this large amount of experience, she has become well known in her town and its surroundings. She produces women's clothes such as robes and skirts and delivers her products to the clothing stores she works with. She used her first loan provided through Kiva to perform maintenance for her machines. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to continue maintenance for her other tailoring machineries. In the future, she hopes to enlarge her factory and expand her business operation into other areas.
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.