This Kiva borrower is a 41-year-old single woman living with one parent. She is from Lebanon. She has owned an accessories and perfume shop since 1988. She is the only income provider for the family. She obtained her first Kiva loan and was a very good client with payments made on time.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her store’s inventory of accessories and perfumes. She notes that the diversity of her merchandise will attract more clients and therefore increase her sales. In the future, she is planning to add women's bags and clothes to her shop.
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.