This Kiva borrower is a 50-year-old married man with three children. He has been working as a baker for over fifteen years. His freshly prepared breads, cookies and sweets are enjoyed by members of his village and neighboring towns.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase a car to offer a delivery service to the customers. 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 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.