This Kiva borrower is a 53-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and two young children who are still attending school. She has more than 11 years of experience as a tailor.
In 2005, she opened a curtain store where she started to produce a wide variety of drape designs. She has been running a business in order to help her husband with the household expenses.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her store's inventory. She reports that the extra purchases will enable her to serve more customers which will bring her higher profits. She hopes to be able to open a new branch of her shop in the coming year.
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.