This Kiva borrower is a 43-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and four children, two of whom are still attending school. She has owned a mini-market in her village since 2009. She sells in her grocery store all types of food products like juices, breads etc. She cooperates with her husband who works in the construction field to be able to handle the heavy living expenses. Today, she is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve her business and further expand it by increasing her store’s inventory. She is very positive and hopes that the loan will help her achieve a significant growth in her 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.