Fatmeh is a 37-year-old Lebanese married mother of three children. In 2009, she started her own business by opening in her house a small room for vending clothes with her special selling methods and by selling high quality products. She is well known in her region for the special talents in her domain. Today, Fatmeh is demanding a loan from Kiva partner, Vitas s.a.l, to increase her business merchandise with new and special collections of clothes, to meet the needs of her clients in order to increase her income. Fatmeh is very proud of her business growth and she hopes to expand her earnings.
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.