Rima is a 38-year-old Lebanese, married woman. She lives with her husband and three children who are all studying. Both Rima and her husband collaborate to pay their family expenses also their children’s educational fees. Rima has been working independently as a babysitter since 2005. She visits her customers at home and also welcomes some of them at her place. Her husband has been working in a local company since 1990. She is asking for a loan of $1100 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase some nursery products related to her business. This Kiva loan will facilitate her work and allow her to attract more customers. In the future, she plans to open her own nursery.
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.