Mariam is a 35-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and four children, who are attending school.
She has been working at producing hand-made products since 2008. She is very talented and creates unique designs.
With her loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, she will pay her children’s educational fees. (She intends not to argue with the school management regarding the financials and to maintain a good relation with the whole team so as to guarantee an excellent educational path for her children in an agreeable environment.)
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.