This Kiva borrower is a 51-year-old widowed mother of one child. She is from Lebanon. She has been running a clothing store since 2009. She sells different types of clothes and always presents the new collections to her customers in order to satisfy their demands. Despite her age, she works hard in cooperation with her son to be able to pay the family expenses. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to expand her store’s inventory. She says that the loan will help her diversify her merchandise selection. In the future, she is hoping to sell shoes also in her store.
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.