Itidal is a 36-year-old married woman and mother of five children. She has been working as a tailor for the past 17 years to earn income to help satisfy the needs of her family. Today, Itidal is applying for a loan of $1,000 to purchase a sewing machine in order to increase 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.