This Kiva borrower is a 37-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She is living with one parent. She has owned a mini-market since 1997. She sells daily and dairy products, drinks, breads, sweets, etc. Her mini-market is located in a strategic place where there are lots of customers passing by. She is the main income source of the family.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase her store’s inventory. She is confident that the loan will help her improve her work and she feels very positive about her business potential for the coming years.
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.