This Kiva borrower is a 27-year-old single man living with his parents and three siblings. He is from Lebanon. He has been working as a baker for over ten years. His freshly prepared goods are enjoyed by members of his village and neighboring towns. With his loan of US $1200, he will develop his business and increase his productivity by upgrading his equipment. In the long term, he is planning to continue expanding 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. In the future, he is planning to develop his operation by opening a restaurant on the same lot where his bakery is located.
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.