This Kiva borrower is a 29-year-old single woman who lives with her parents. She is from Lebanon. She has run a successful coffee and nut-roasting shop for seven years. Her father is the main income provider for her family but as is common with the majority of the Lebanese families, they cooperate to pay for the high cost of living.
She obtained a first Kiva loan and she is thankful for her decision. Today, she is requesting a new loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase her store’s inventory of nuts, coffee and a variety of food products. With the new merchandise, she will increase her sales and her income. In the coming year, she plans to continue expanding her business.
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.