Thaer is 44 years old, married and has three children. For the last 12 years, he has made a living owning a bakery and a small café where he sells Lebanese breads and other food products. His wife helps him with his business and with meeting the demands of the customers.
Thaer has requested a loan of $1,200 to buy a new machine to make dough. The machine will increase his productivity and, with it, 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.