Tania is a 38-year-old Lebanese woman. She’s single, living with her parents and only one working sibling. She, together with her youngest sibling and her father, manages the family’s household expenses. They are all working nonstop to enhance their way of living. Meanwhile Tania operates her own business. She wishes to bring added income to her family; that’s why she started her own home business as a private teacher. Her students visit her from all the neighboring villages. She’s well known for her high professionalism. Today, she’s asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a laptop and a new photocopy machine. In that way, she will be capable to better develop her work and deliver the information in a good way. This is how Tania works every day to enhance her life and better support her family.
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.