Zeinab is a 37-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and three school-aged children. Due to her husband’s limited income, Zeinab decided to start working as a private teacher from her home to provide the family with extra financial support. And today, Zeinab is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to pay her children’s school fees before the beginning of the new academic year. Her only goal is to allow her children to pursue their education properly.
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.