Najla is a 38-year-old married woman from Lebanon living with her husband and six children, some of whom are still attending school. With great effort, Najla started a business selling clothing with the small amount she had saved earlier. She has spent two years selling clothing, and all is going well because of her friendly personality towards clients and the high quality products she offers at low prices. Today, she is seeking a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to buy more merchandise for her business, such as pants, shirts, sandals, etc. This will allow her to offer a greater variety of products and thus improve her income. She works very hard every day so as to make her greatest dream, to have a bigger business, become a reality.
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.