A loan helped expand her business and increase her inventory.

Anonymous's story

This borrower from Lebanon is a 30-year-old married woman. She lives with her husband and two children. She has been running a clothing and lingerie shop out of her home since 2007. She has completed her studies through the middle school level.

She is requesting a $700 loan from Kiva partner, Ameen s.a.l., to further expand her business and increase her selection of merchandise. This will be her first loan from Ameen. Although women entrepreneurs are still in the minority in Lebanon, their presence is continuously growing. Ameen s.a.l. offers special incentives to loan officers who recruit female clients.

Note: Based on the political and social challenges of Lebanon, personally identifiable attributes of this entrepreneur have been altered to protect her (i.e. blacking out portions of the entrepreneur in her picture, not indicating her name and location, etc.). Ameen s.a.l. appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Lebanon's borrowers.

Ameen has been able to use its interest-free loans from Kiva to offer lower-interest loans with faster disbursement for their micro-loan borrowers. Since its inception, Ameen has provided high-quality financial services to over 41,000 borrowers and disbursed over 81,000 loans totaling $115 million. To learn more about Ameen, please visit http://partners.kiva.org/partners/115

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