Ola is a friendly middle-aged woman. She has 35 years old. She got married many years ago and has three children. She’s really proud of her family and ready to do her best to be able to offer them a respectable life. Since their marriage, Ola’s husband used to manage the family expenses and still does. And since Ola noticed that their income do not satisfy their needs, she decided to open her own clothing shop. She sells a wide variety of clothes from which she earns a fair amount of money daily. To better develop her work, she’s requesting today a loan from Kiva Partner Vitas s.a.l. She will be utilizing the loan to buy more merchandise for her business, such as pants, t-shirts, lingerie, and many other items. This will allow her to offer a greater variety of products and thus improve her income.
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.