This Kiva borrower is a 35-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and two young children, who are still attending school. She has been producing plastic agricultural tents for 8 years. In 2008, she bought her own land and started cultivating different types of vegetables according to the season. She uses her plastic tents to grow her produce faster. She distributes the harvest to specific agricultural markets that she deals with. She is thankful for her business; it allows her to make extra money for the family.
Today, she is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to buy new farming products and supplies such as fertilizers and seeds, because she's planning to expand her business. She is certain that the loan will help her increase her productivity and therefore her sales.
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.