Samar is a 20-year-old Lebanese single woman. She is living with her parents and three siblings. She is still quite young, but she has proven to be a successful entrepreneur with her amusement shop. She has owned and run this business for the past two years. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase sweets, hubble-bubbles (water pipes) etc. She is intent on further expanding her business and adding a small corner where customers can visit her shop not only to play but also to chill out and have a good time. She is positive about her business prospects and hopes to be able to open a new branch of her shop in the coming years.
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.