Fernand is a 49 year old woman. She lives with her husband and three working children. She’s friendly and above all a hardworking woman. She’s a tailor; very talented at her job and has more than fifteen years of experience working in the same occupation. She’s well known in her area and works upon client’s requests. In order to provide the family with extra financial support, her husband became a blacksmith. With her requested loan from Kiva Partner Vitas s.a.l, she will purchase a new tailoring machine as well as mandatory supplies such as textiles, needles, strings and many different items. She is very optimistic and ambitious to open her own tailoring factory as soon as she can, hoping to enhance her family’s way of living.
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.