Rowaida is a 36-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and only child. Her husband works at a local institution. As for her, she has worked as an architectural designer since 1998. Her work is specialized in making interior design drawings and illustrations to precise companies and clients. She works on a freelance basis and her job is based at her home. Today, Rowaida is requesting a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to enlarge her operations by purchasing needed supplies such as maps, charts, documents, etc. Rowaida’s only purpose is to earn enough income to be able to support her family well financially.
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.