This Kiva borrower is a 43-year-old married man and the father of four school-aged children. He is from Lebanon. He has worked as a freelance bread distributor since 2000. He delivers tasty Lebanese breads to people from his town and its neighboring villages. This will be his second Kiva loan. He notes that he has indeed increased his business productivity and income since taking the first loan.
Today, he is requesting to borrow $ 2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase a new van in order to continue expansion of his business and deliver his products on a wider range. His income is important to help support his wife and four children.
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.