Imane is a 36-year-old Lebanese woman. She lives with her husband and five school-aged children. She’s a friendly and above all hard-working woman. She’s a seamstress; very talented at her job and has twelve years of experience working in the same occupation. She’s specialized in making "fish trickles". She’s well known in her area and works upon clients' requests from her home. In order to provide the family with extra financial support, her husband also works and has his own business.
With her requested loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l, she will purchase different types of needles and thread in addition to many other items. She is very optimistic and has the ambition to open her own factory as soon as she can, hoping to enhance her family’s way of living.
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.