Lama is a 29-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and two school-aged children. She works in producing handicrafts, embroidery/needlepoint and all artisanal work, and she's a very talented woman. She works upon request from clients who ask for special orders. She has been involved in this type of business since 2006. She works hard to support her husband.
Today, Lama is requesting to borrow $1500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy textiles and tailoring supplies needed in order to increase her business productivity. In the future, she plans to open her own shop.
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.