This Kiva borrower is a 41-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She lives with her husband and three young children. She has 15 years of experience in the tailoring field and started to manage her own work from her house in 2005. She cooperates with her husband in the family’s income to maintain a minimum fair average of profit to provide better living conditions for her family.
She obtained her first Kiva loan and she was satisfied from the results. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a tailoring machine to enlarge her business so that she will be able to produce her services faster and increase her sales.
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.