Darine A. S. has owned a mini-market in Jnah, a suburb of Beirut, since 1996. A mother of three, she opened this small business to help her husband with the family's income and to pay for their children's schooling. Her mini-market is situated in a busy area, so she has been able, over the years, to have a growing number of clients pass by her shop and buy all type of food products.
Today she requests a loan of $1200 to buy more inventory and continue to cater to her clientele.
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.