This Kiva borrower is a 43-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and one child. She has owned a gifts and accessories shop since 2009. She sells an extensive range of original products. She decided to start her own business to better support her family. This will be her second loan; she said that the previous loan was sufficient to fulfill her business objectives. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase additional products for her shop. She has high hopes for the future of her business and looks forward to continued expansion of her business in the coming years.
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.