This Kiva borrower is a 19-year-old engaged woman living with her parents and three siblings. She is from Lebanon. After getting her technical degree, she started working as a private teacher in her home in 2008. Her home business income is vital to help her father who is the main income provider of the family with the expenses, in addition to helping her fiancée with the wedding preparation. She teaches five students during the school season and in summer, she sticks with four of them. Today, she is requesting to borrow $800 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to prepare a special teaching room with equipment such as tables and chairs to offer a comfortable service for the students in addition to being able to take on more 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.