Rabiha is a 53-year-old married Lebanese woman. She lives with her husband, a modest farmer who strives to work really hard in order to cover his family's expenses. With the cooperation of Rabiha, they are capable of satisfying their needs.
As for Rabiha, she owns a minimarket where she sells all kinds of dairy and everyday products in addition to soft drinks and many other products. Today, she’s asking for a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase stocks of food for her minimarket. In this way she will be able to diversify her items and therefore increase her revenues and improve her family's way of living. She looks forward to expanding her grocery, waiting for the perfect time to open other branches and assign these branches’ ownership to others.
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.