This Kiva borrower is a 37-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She lives with her parents and one sibling. She helps her father assure the family has a good income. She has been growing tobacco for 15 years and in 2000, she bought land so she could produce tobacco and sell it to her own customers.
Today, she is requesting a loan of $1000 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to purchase needed products to make her tobacco cultivation easier and faster.
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.