The Kiva borrower is a 49-year-old married woman from Lebanon. A mother of four children, she has established a sewing business from her home. She has more than 20 years' experience as a talented seamstress. She produces all type of clothes according to the customer’s request. Today, she is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase tailoring supplies and textiles to offer a variety of products to her clientele. Her services are valued by customers in some of Lebanon’s suburban towns. In the future, she is expecting to continue expansion of her business to earn more income and continue the education of her children.
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.