Rima is a 37-year-old Lebanese married woman. She lives with her husband and seven children, some of whom are attending school. With the cooperation of her husband, she was able to amplify the family income and satisfy their needs. Rima owns a grocery shop where she sells all kinds of dairy and daily products, in addition to soft drinks and many other products. She is the one who manages her work, and plans to expand her business soon. Her husband also has his own job. He works in floor covering. Today, Rima is asking for a loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions for her mini-market. She confirms that by diversifying her items she will be able to increase her revenues and therefore enhance their life conditions. Rima looks forward to better developing her business and waiting for the perfect time to open her own supermarket.
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.