This is Manale, a 31-year-old married woman who is a resident of Lebanon. With an adorable family of three school-aged children and a husband, she decided to carry on her life despite all circumstances. At this time, she's cooperating with her husband expecting a better and brighter future for her children.
Because her house is located in a strategic spot, Manale decided to start her own business as a tailor four years ago. She works with high professionalism which makes her attract additional clients. We admit that Manale is a brave young woman, although her husband's support is the reason she has attained with her children what they have right now. He's an employee at the CFC, a resident company located on the other side of their town.
As Manale wants to better develop her business and improve her work as well, she decided to take a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a modern tailoring machine which can speed up her work and make it much easier. This Kiva loan will also allow her to offer a greater quality of products and thus improve her income by at least 20%. This is how she works every day to make her greatest dream a reality and have a bigger business.
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.