This Kiva borrower is a 52-year-old married man living with his wife and three young children. He is from Lebanon. He has specialized in baking bread and pastries for 20 years and in 2000, he decided to open a small bakery. Despite his old age, he is doing big efforts to proceed with his work to handle his family’s expenses. He has obtained his first Kiva loan and he was a very good client with payments on time.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to increase his inventory to produce more and, as a result, get higher profits.
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.