Thank you all for supporting our International Women's Day efforts. Together we raised nearly $500 to help Kiva reach their goal of $2m in loans, and helped Mirvat grow her small business. Here's her story:
Mirvat is a 37-year-old divorced woman and a mother of two. She is a Syrian refugee who works day and night to support her children in Lebanon. Mirvat came to this country in 2013 so that she could protect her little ones. Despite her status as a divorced woman and a refugee in a foreign country, Mirvat continues to be a devoted mother who is even more committed to do the best for her children.
She opened a small beauty salon that is now a destination for many customers in her area. Mirvat is a first-time borrower from Kiva’s field partner, Al Majmoua. She wishes to use this entrepreneur refugee loan to buy new beauty product and equipment for her salon. Mirvat hopes to someday expand her business and improve her living conditions.