Imane is a 35-year-old married woman. She is from Lebanon, and lives with her husband and four children, three of whom are still attending school.
She owns a shop where she sells different types of clothes. Imane cooperates financially with her husband to pay the high costs of living.
With her requested loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, she will increase her inventory by augmenting the variety of clothing she has, so she can increase her sales and therefore, her income.
She is certain the loan will help her boost her revenue by a large percentage; in the future she plans to also sell shoes from her 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.