Abir is a 37-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and three school-aged children. She has owned an internet shop since 2006 where she welcomes customers who ask for internet access such as Messenger, Google, internet games etc. She cooperates with her husband to satisfy the family needs. In order to expand her business, Abir is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new computers. In the future, she is planning to distribute internet connection all over her town.
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.