This Kiva borrower is a 54-year-old single woman living with her parents and one sibling. She is from Lebanon. She has owned a mini market since 1990. She sells perishable and non-perishable goods and has a deep understanding of local consumer needs. She obtained her first Kiva loan and has been a very punctual client. She has actually repaid her loan in full several months earlier. Today, she is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her store’s inventory. She has high hopes for the future of her business and always tends to be in the requisition of her customers.
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.