Hasan is a 51-year-old married man and the father of one child who is at university. He has owned a pastry shop since 2004 from which he provides delicious sweet products to customers in his town and the neighboring villages. Today, Hasan is requesting to borrow $1,000 USD to buy a shop window to present his products and attract more customers.
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.