This Kiva borrower is a 49-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She is living with one parent and two siblings.
She has been working as a bread and rosewater producer since 2007. Her work is based at her house. She sells her goods to customers from her community. She works hard to support her family financially.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1500 US from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase additional products. She says that the loan will help her increase her business productivity and therefore her sales. In the future, she is planning to open a small shop and start her own trading business.
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.