This Kiva borrower is a 47-year-old married woman living with her husband and three young children who are still attending school. She is from Lebanon. She has worked in different tailoring factories for more than 20 years. In 1995, she started running her own business from her house. She is an experienced tailor, paying attention to every detail. She is very kind and knows how to deal with people. She helps her husband in paying the household expenses and especially the children’s education fees. She has taken advantage of a first Kiva loan and was an excellent client with prompt payments.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1300 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new, advanced tailoring machinery in order to improve her business. In the future, she expects to earn high profits to better support her family.
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.