Fatima is a 50-year-old Lebanese widow; she lives with her five children. Two of them are working, and the others attend school.
Fatima is working with double effort following her husband’s death. He was an essential support for her and for the whole family. But this wasn’t a reason for her to get disappointed and lose everything she worked for. Fatima carried on her life to support her children and cover their needs.
She owns a small mini-market in her town. She has loyal customers who visit her from the neighboring villages.
She is asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions for her mini-market. In that way she will be able to diversify her items, and increase her revenues thus her way of living. One of her greatest dreams is to support her children with every step in their life, either morally or financially.
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.