The Kiva borrower is a 48-year-old married woman from Lebanon. A mother of two children, she started her own home business in 2007. She works as a private teacher specializing in learning languages. She has been involved in this occupation for 18 years and has been working in a language center in her town, but she has decided to work independently. She has taken advantage of a first loan and is very thankful for the results. Today, she is requesting to borrow a bigger amount of $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to prepare a small language center. She is planning to expand her business by employing different teachers, and she really needs this amount to realize her project.
(Her picture has been taken with her students.)
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.