This Kiva borrower is a 21-year-old married woman from Lebanon, living with her husband. She's been the owner of an accessories and clothes shop since 2008. Because of her reputation, she has built up a good number of customers who are very satisfied with her work. She contributes with her husband to the family’s income. She is willing to have a baby in the near future, so she hopes to earn some additional income to get ready for the maternity period. Today, she is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase new clothes and accessories for her clients who are asking her to offer them the new collections.
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.