Amale is a 46-year-old Lebanese married woman who lives with her husband. They are both working hard to build a good future for their five children. Three of them are working and two are still attending school.
In 2010, her husband opened his own mini-market. As for Amale, she decided to open her own home products shop in 2011 and is looking forward to growing her business. She sells all kinds of products at fair prices which attracts added customers.
Today, she wants to take out a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy added home equipment for her shop such as kitchen utensils, plastic items and many others. She’s sure that buying these new supplies will help her earn superior income. In the future, she plans to work as a wholesaler.
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.