Hened is a 53-year-old Lebanese divorced woman living with her only child. She has owned a mini-market in her village for the past two years. She sells in her store all types of food products, chocolates, juices, etc. She is the main income source and works hard to be able to pay the high costs of living. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more merchandise in order to increase her sales. In the future, she is hoping to further develop her business with the intention of gaining higher profits.
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.