The Kiva borrower is a 40-year-old widow woman living in Lebanon. She is from the Philippines and she has 3 children. She came to Lebanon to work as a houskeeper and to earn income to raise her children after the death of her husband. Today, she is requesting to borrow $2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to perform maintenance and renovations for her house in order to rent it and make a profit for her family. In the future, she hopes that she will be able to continue the education of her children until getting to the university and having good jobs.
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.