Salwa is a 53-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and two children. With the cooperation of her husband, she has been able to satisfy her family needs and offer them a fair way of living. Salwa owns a small minimarket where she sells all kinds of dairy and daily-use products in addition to soft drinks and many other products. As for her husband, he works outside the country.
Salwa realized that she needs a fair amount of money to improve her business, that's why she's asking today 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 thus her way of living. Salwa looks forward to expanding her grocery, waiting the perfect time to open other branches and assign people to work with her.
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.