Maguie is a 49-year-old Lebanese woman who is married and has two working children. She helps support her husband, who has owned an aluminum shop since 1987, through her own business as a tailor. She has her own shop located in a very strategic place in her hometown. She’s stylish, fashionable and seeks to please her customers as much as she can. This is why she’s looking today for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a wide variety of textiles and tailoring tools in order to improve her business and therefore increase her productivity. Maguie has big responsibilities to care for and this is the perfect time to better develop her work and augment her earnings. She’s planning to expand her business outside the country as soon as possible.
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.