Sawsan is a 52-year-old Lebanese woman. She’s married, living with her husband and five children. Two are working and the others are still attending school. She, together with her husband, manages the family’s own household expenses while operating her business.
She has been working in selling cleaning products. She sells different types of detergents such as those for floors, windows, glasses, toilets and home appliances. She also sells body lotions and makeup. She works independently, and visits her customers at their places.
Sawsan keeps on working very hard in order to maintain her family’s financial status at a good level. Today, she is requesting a loan loan from Kiva Partner Ameen s.a.l. to expand her product inventory of detergents and beauty products. She confirms that the loan will help her boost her sales and thus her income by 15%.
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.