This Kiva borrower is a 52-year-old married man and the father of one child who is attending the university. He started a pastry shop almost 10 years ago. He has been involved in this occupation for the past 25 years. He works hard to be able to provide a good education for his child. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1500 from Kiva's partner, Ameen s.a.l., to pay for his daughter's courses at the university. She is studying translation and she is in her first year. In the future, his daughter is planning to continue with a Master's degree and work in an embassy.
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.