This Kiva borrower is a 43-year-old married woman living with her husband and two children. She is from Lebanon. She sells a wide range of goods from her home to customers in her community. She has been working hard to support her family in cooperation with her husband who works as a security man in a local cinema. Her goods are enjoyed by members of her community. She sells different Lebanese food and products.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her inventory for the winter months since her business sales increase during this period. She believes that her business would fare be better if she were to sell her goods in a different part of Lebanon. In the future, she would like to rent out a space to sell her merchandise, as well as sell popular homemade food products. For the time being, she will continue to sell goods from her home.
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.