This Kiva borrower is a 39-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She lives with her husband and two school-aged children. Six years ago, she started a tailoring business out of her home. She is specialized in sewing beads on textiles. As with the majority of Lebanese wives, her story illustrates the day-to-day challenges in running a business to help her husband with the household expenses.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase textiles and beads in order to expand her business operation and earn more profit. This will be her first Kiva loan.
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.