This Kiva borrower is a 23-year-old single woman living with one parent. She is from Lebanon. After the death of her father, she became the only income provider in the family. So she had to work hard each day to afford their heavy living expenses. In 2009, she was able to open a small grocery shop where she sells dairy and daily products. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase her store’s inventory. In the future, she is willing to enlarge her shop and add more merchandise into it in order to increase her sales and therefore her income.
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.