Mona is a 52-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and four working children. They all cooperate together to enrich their life and live properly. She started her own home business as a tailor eight years ago and has already thirty years of experience in the tailoring field. As for her husband, he owns a textiles shop.
Today, Mona needs to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a tailoring machine and added raw materials such as textiles. She’s sure that this loan will boost her productivity, therefore her sales and thus her revenues. In the future, she plans to open her own shop.
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.