Fadia is a 33-year-old married Lebanese woman. She lives with her husband and four children, who attend school. Fadia faced bad circumstances and lived in unpleasant financial conditions. That’s why she has struggled and worked hard to be able to enhance her family’s way of living. She’s a great support for her husband, who is their main income provider. He has owned a spare car parts shop since 2000.
Fadia opened a clothing shop in 2006, where she offers a great variety of clothes at good prices. This will be her third Kiva loan and she is very thankful for the results attained so far thanks to the previous loans. Today, she is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new collection of clothes so that she can improve her business operations and follow up on the new fashion. In this way she will be able to increase her sales and thus her revenues.
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.