Rawya is a 48-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband. They both work to be able to fulfill their needs and demands. She opened her own mini market in 2008. She also sells gifts in addition to some artisan products. As for her husband, he’s benefiting from his retirement compensation. In parallel, he’s working as a farmer and has 21 years of experience in this domain. Today she’s requesting to borrow $1900 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase more groceries and food provisions for her mini market in order to increase her sales and thus her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own supermarket.
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.