This Kiva borrower is a 50-year-old widowed woman living alone. She is from Lebanon. In 1990, she started her business working as a farmer in her own land. Because of her older age, she had to hire a part-time employee to help her with the work. She is specialized in cultivating all types of vegetables according to the season, all sold to local agricultural markets.
She obtained her first Kiva loan and was a very good client with punctual payments. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase farming supplies such as fertilizers and seeds. She is sure that the loan will help her increase her profits by 15%.
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.