This Kiva borrower is a 28-year-old married woman and mother of one child. She has almost four years of experience selling accessories and jewelry to local customers.
She has decided to start her own business to help her husband with the household expenses. With her loan of $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l., she will be able to expand her inventory with a selection of new accessory collections. She has high hopes for the future of her business; she is looking to continue expansion of her business in the coming year.
Women continue to play an important role in Lebanese society, especially in the development of the family. Women like our borrower are able to serve as strong role models for their children while also helping to supplement their household incomes. In almost all parts of Lebanon, demand for beauty and fashion products continues to be high.
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.