This is Nahida, a 37-year-old Lebanese woman. She’s single, living with her only sister. They are both cooperating together for a new and better way of living. They have lots of expenses that can't be covered unless they both work hard. Nahida started her own business as a tailor from her home since 1994. She’s stylish, fashionable and seeks to please her customers as much as she can. Today, she’s looking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a car for her business. This will facilitate her transportation and allow her to keep the clothes in safe conditions once delivered to the clients. Nahida 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 open her own tailoring shop and also 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.