Rouweida is a 41-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and six children who are all attending school. Unlike other women in her place, Rouweida is working hard to help her husband and become both capable to satisfy their family needs and wants. She has owned a mini-market since 2007 in her town, and she feels happy with what she has attained so far.
Today, she’s looking to borrow $2900 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy supplementary products such as groceries and provisions to be able to grow her business. 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.