This Kiva borrower is a 53-year-old widowed woman from Lebanon. She lives with her three young children. After the death of her husband, she became the main person responsible for supporting her family. She started running her own clothing store in 2010. She sells different types of clothes and always presents new collections to attract more clients.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to expand her store’s inventory. She says the loan will help her diversify her merchandise selection. In the future, she is hoping to sell women's shoes and bags by adding a corner for this purpose in her store.
Due to political and social challenges in Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur 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.