Hamzeh is a 23-year-old young man living with his parents. In 2007, he opened his own bakery to help his brothers with the house expenses. Today, Hamzeh is requesting to borrow $1,200 to buy a machine for the bakery to increase his income.
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.