This Kiva borrower is a 31-year-old married woman living with her husband and two young children, who are still attending school. She is from Lebanon. She helps her husband, a tailor, with the family’s income. She started a lingerie and accessories shop in 2008, after nine years of experience in this field.
Today, she is requesting a loan of $1200 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to increase her inventory so she can offer her clients new and different styles. She is confident that her work will continue to be successful in the coming year.
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.