Fatmeh is a 49-year-old single woman. She is from Lebanon. In 2009, she opened her own shop and started selling gifts, in addition to accessories and perfumes. With her loan requested from Kiva's partner, Vitas s.a.l., she will increase her store’s inventory of accessories, gifts, and new perfumes with unique odors.
In the future, Fatima hopes to expand her business more, attract added customers, and gain higher 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.