This Kiva borrower is a 47-year-old married woman living with her husband and two school-aged children. She is from Lebanon. She has been working in her own grocery store since 2005. She sells dairy and daily products, in addition of all types of vegetables. She works hard in cooperation with her husband who works as air-conditioner repairman to be able to pay the high cost of living.
She has obtained two Kiva loans and has been an excellent client with payments on time. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase her store inventory in order to increase her sales and therefore her income. She is very positive and has been able to build a good business reputation since her business came into being.
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.