The Kiva borrower is a 30-year-old married man with one child. He is from Lebanon. He has been working as baker for more than seven years. His freshly prepared goods are enjoyed by members of his village and neighboring towns. With his requested loan of $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l., he will purchase a new oven to further develop his shop and increase his productivity. He is planning to continue expansion of his business and he is positive about the coming year. His bakery is an important source of income for his family. Lebanon has many pastry shop and bakeries and it is easy to buy fresh goods in one’s village or neighborhood.
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.