Asmahan is a 45-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and three children who are still studying. She is cooperating with her husband in order to satisfy their needs and be capable to live as they are. She has owned a clothing shop since 2004 and has gained a fair number of customers so far. She is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added clothing such as dresses, scarves, pants and many other items. She notes that this loan will push her to get higher returns. In the future, she plans to open other branches.
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.