This Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old single woman from Lebanon. She is living with her parents and two siblings. She has owned a bakery since 2008. She produces delicious pies, pizza etc. and her freshly prepared goods are enjoyed by members of her village and neighboring towns. She has one employee helping her with the work. Her bakery is an important source of income for her family.
Today, she is requesting to borrow $1200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to buy gas, flour and additional equipment needed for her business. She says that the loan will help her increase her productivity, her sales and thus her income.
Lebanon has many pastry shop and bakeries and it is easy to buy fresh goods in one’s village or neighborhood. In the future, this borrower is planning to develop her business operation by opening a restaurant.
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.