Imane is a 32-year-old Lebanese woman. She is married and lives with her husband and two school-aged children. She works with her husband to fulfill the family's needs. He has been working in a local company since 1995. As for her, she has fifteen years of experience selling Tupperware; she also decided to start her own home business. She visits her customers at home upon request. Today, she’s in need of a loan of 1,500 USD from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase more Tupperware for her inventory. This will enable her to diversify her sales and gain new customers, which will surely increase her profits. In the future, she plans to open her own home products 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.