This is Marale, a 49 year old divorcee who lives in Lebanon. With an adorable family of two working children, she has decided to carry on with her life despite all the circumstances. Marale receives a fair amount of money from her husband each month. At this time, she’s cooperating with her children to improve their standard of living. Marale decided to take advantage of the great location of her house to start her own business as a tailor twelve years ago. She works with a high degree of professionalism and has her own loyal customers. As she wants to develop her business and improve her work, she decided to take out a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a modern tailoring machine, which can speed up her work and make it much easier. This Kiva loan will allow her to increase her income by at least 20%. This is how Marale works every day to turn her greatest dream into a reality and have a bigger business.
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.