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Aug 25, 2016 3:59 PM ET

Archived: Lebanon – Jamal: A loan of $1,050 helps to buy a new collection of textiles and some needed tools.

iCrowdNewswire - Aug 25, 2016


Lebanon / Embroidery
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Jamal’s story

Jamal is a 43-year-old Lebanese married woman who lives with her husband and three children who are still attending school. She collaborates with her husband to fulfill the family’s needs. Her husband is an employee at a local company. As for her, she started her business from home in 2000. She makes handicrafts and embroidery. Her customers are very satisfied with her good products and the prices.

Today, she is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva’s partner, Vitas s.a.l., to buy a new collection of textiles and some needed tools. She states that she really needs this loan to enhance her work and offer her clients a big variety of handicraft; therefore, she will be able to pay the expensive school fees and support her husband. 

This loan is special because:

It empowers women in a country where most businesses are owned or run by men. 

Lev Plaves
Kiva staff 

More about this loan

This loan is designed for women in Lebanon. Loan amounts are much smaller than average, and the goal is to support businesses that enable women to work from their homes or further develop their small businesses. There are also fewer eligibility requirements for this product, as part of Vitas’ effort to reach more undeserved women in Lebanon. By supporting this loan, you are empowering women in a country where gender roles and norms often make it difficult for women in rural areas to run a business.

About Vitas. s.a.l.:

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.

A loan of $1,050 helps to buy a new collection of textiles and some needed tools.

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