This Kiva borrower is 46-year-old married woman and the mother of four children. She is a new owner of a bakery in her town. Her freshly prepared goods and delicious Lebanese breads are enjoyed by members of her village and neighboring towns.
She has obtained her first Kiva loan and she is pleased with her decision to take a loan from Ameen and satisfied with the loan amount. She is planning to continue expansion of her business and she is positive about the coming year.
Now she is asking to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase ingredients such as flour. Her bakery is an important source of income for her family. Lebanon has many pastry shops 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.