Fadia is a 46-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and four children. Two of them are studying and the others started to work.
She and her husband have been able to satisfy the family's needs and respond to their demands.
Fadia owns a small minimarket where she sells all kinds of dairy products, soft drinks and many other daily products. As for her husband, he also has had his own independent business for 15 years.
Today, she’s asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions for her minimarket. In that way, she will be able to diversify her items and therefore increase her revenues and improve her way of living. Fadia looks forward to expanding her grocery, waiting the perfect time to open other branches and assigning her children these branches’ ownership.
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.