This is Majida, 41, a resident of Lebanon. She’s married to Salman, a very kind man. They live with their three school-aged children in one of the old villages of Lebanon. They live a very modest life, especially after suffering a bad financial situation.
Salman is the main source of income for the family, and seeks to offer them a fair way of living. As for Majida, she has opened a juice and cake shop. She has owned this shop for nine years. She’s satisfied with the results attained so far, and always seeks to improve her business.
She's requesting a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new refrigerator so she can maintain fresh cake in good conditions. She notes that this will allow her to serve a wider range of people and increase her revenues.
In the future, she plans to take more Kiva loans to expand her business and hopefully boost her earnings.
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.