This Kiva borrower is a 51-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She lives with her husband and two children who are attending school. She has owned a mini-market since 2006. In addition to her husband’s income, she is the only other income provider for the family.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional daily-need and dairy products so that she can increase her sales and therefore her profits.
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.