Silwa is a 44-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and only child. She has owned a mini-market since 1984. She sells in her grocery store different types of dairy and daily products in addition to other merchandise such as toffees, soft drinks, etc. With her business income, she is able to help her husband pay the heavy life expenses.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added merchandise so that she can always meet the demand of her customers. She is very optimistic about her future plans and wishes to further expand her business operation.
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.