Nahida is a 36-year-old Lebanese single woman living with only one working sister. They both cooperate together in order to enrich their life. Nahida started to work as a tailor from her home in 1994, after many years of experience in this domain. In parallel, she’s working in a local company. Today, she’s requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new tailoring machine for her business. This will allow her to increase her production thus her sales and therefore her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own tailoring 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.