Freiha is a 31-year-old single woman living with her parents and four siblings. She has been working as a tailor for the past 10 years. She is very talented at her job and she works from her home. Her father is the main income provider of the family and she cooperates with him financially to allow her family members live in good conditions.
Freiha is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to open her own tailoring shop and purchase needed equipment. In the future, she plans to take out more Kiva loans so as to further 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.