This Kiva borrower is a 47-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and four young children. Some of the children are still attending school. She has owned a bakery since 2009 and has more than nine years of experience in the same occupation. She works in collaboration with her husband. He has worked as a pastry distributor for the past 26 years in order to better support the family money-wise. She has a very good repayment history and this will be her third Kiva loan. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to develop her shop and increase her productivity by renovating her tools and purchasing a meat-cutting machine. She is certain that the loan will positively impact her business.
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.