Randa is a 52-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and child. Her husband is the one taking care of the family and covering their expenses.
As for Randa, she has owned a café where she serves hubble-bubble (water pipes or hookas). People like to meet at her place to enjoy their time and have fun.
Today, she needs to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the necessary supplies for the hubble-bubble since ten years. She notes that this will satisfy her customers and therefore allow her to get a higher income. In the future, she plans to open her own restaurant.
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.