Asmahan is a 56-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and six children. She has been involved in the tailoring business for the past ten years. She is a talented tailor and has been able to have a good number of customers in a short period due to her friendly personality and endowed skills. At present, Asmahan suffers from money deficiency and simultaneously is in need to acquire new tools. So eagerly, she is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva's partner, Vitas s.a.l., to renew her tools and buy tailoring machinery that will help her increase her efficiency and meet her business' and customers' demands.
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.