The Kiva borrower is a 30-year-old single woman living with her parents and three siblings. She is from Lebanon. She has owned a CD, gift and perfume shop since 2005. In parallel, she works as a sports coach in a local school. Her work is very important because she helps her father with the family expenses. She obtained her first Kiva loan and she has been an excellent client with prompt payments.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her shop’s inventory, as she wants to purchase the new perfume collections in addition to some original gifts. In the future, she is planning to expand her business and enlarge her store.
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.