This Kiva borrower is a 35-year-old single woman living with her parents. She is from Lebanon. She started her business selling accessories out of her home. Today, she is the proud owner of an accessories shop. She has been working hard in her store for the past five years. She cooperates with her brother who works as a farmer to pay the family expenses.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her store’s inventory of accessories and perfumes. She notes that the diversity of her merchandise selection will attract more customers and therefore increase her sales. In the future, she is planning to add women's bags and clothes to her shop.
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.