Fatmeh is a 53-year-old married woman and the mother of five children. She has been working as a tailor since 1984. Her many years of experience have led her to becoming well known in her town, where she provides products such as clothes, chair covers, tablecloths, and so on. Today, Fatmeh is asking for a loan of $800 USD to buy a sewing machine.
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.