This Kiva borrower is a 20-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She lives with her parents and four siblings. She has been running a clothing store since 2009. She also sells accessories from her store. Her business income is vital to support her family.
Today, she is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to expand her store’s inventory. She says that the loan will help her diversify her merchandise selection. In the future, she is hoping to also sell shoes from her store. Currently, she mostly sells clothes.
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.