Mirvate is a 27-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and three children. Her husband has his own car and motorcycle show room. He is the main source of income for his family and his income is their only financial support. As for Mirvate, she has been working as a hair dresser from her home since 2008. She also visits her clients upon request. Today, she needs to borrow $3000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a new car for her business. She notes that this will facilitate her transportation and allow her to serve more customers. In the future, she plans to open her own salon.
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.