Amale is a 47-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and two children who are students.
Unlike many other women, she helps cover their family's financial expenses. She strives to work really hard and don’t hesitate to offer help whenever it is needed. She has owned a mini-market since 1996. She succeeds because she is very welcoming and friendly.
Today, Amale wants to borrow $3000 from kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to renovate her mini-market. In the future, she plans to expand her business.
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.