This Kiva borrower is an 18-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She lives with her parents. This young woman works in an accessories shop as a saleswoman. Her employment is very important because with her income, she is able to satisfy her life needs and help her parents pay her university fees. As with the majority of Lebanese students, her story illustrates the day-to-day challenges involved in running a business while at the same time pursuing an education.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to pay for her courses at the university. She is studying accounting and this is her first year. In the future, she is planning to start her career by providing accounting reports to member of her community and local companies to earn income.
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.