The Kiva borrower is a 43-year-old married woman from Lebanon, living with her husband and three children who are attending school. She cooperates with her husband who works in the construction field in meeting the family's income needs. After having 8 years of experience in the clothing field, she decided in 2005 to open a clothing store. She purchases her products from a local clothing center. She has obtained 3 Kiva loans and she has been a very good client with punctual payments.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase supplementary products so she can increase her sales and therefore improve her family’s financial situation.
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.