This Kiva borrower is a 34-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She lives with her parents. She has owned a small grocery store since 2009. She has done statistics of her town and was able to have a deep understanding of local consumer needs. She is thankful for her decision to start her business, because with her income she was able to help her father with the family expenses. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to improve her business. She will purchase additional merchandise in order to better satisfy her customer’s demands. She is very optimistic and has lots of future plans.
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.