Moufida is a 45-year-old Lebanese woman living with her husband and three children. One of their children is studying and the others are working. To meet the heavy costs of life, Moufida and her husband join forces in order to cover at least their necessary expenses. Moufida has been selling homemade food since 1995. She works from her home upon her customers’ demands. Her husband has owned a van since 2006 and works as a taxi driver. Today, she’s asking to borrow $2600 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase added provisions for her business. This Kiva loan will facilitate her business operations and allow her to boost her productivity. In the future, she plans to open her own homemade food 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.