This is Marie, a 54-year-old Lebanese woman. She’s married, living with her husband, has a working child and one sibling. She, together with her husband, manages the family’s expenses without forgetting the big support of their child. Marie has been working as a housekeeper for many years. She visits her customers at their places. She also works in the same occupation at a local bank on her free time. As for her husband, he owns a garage, where he works as a car electrician. Marie keeps on working very hard in order to bring added income to her family.
Today, she is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase new cleaning machinery for her business. She wishes to increase her revenue and feels the loan will definitely help her achieve her goals. In the near future, Marie wishes to collect money and take a rest, especially after getting older.
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.