This Kiva borrower is a 42-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and four young children who are still attending school. She has been running a successful bakery since 2001. She produces tasty Lebanese food. She cooperates with her husband who works in security in a local school to be able to pay the heavy living expenses, especially their children's schooling. This will be her second Kiva loan. She has had a very good repayment history and always repaid on time. Today, she is requesting to borrow $1,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to increase her purchases of food in order to increase her productivity, her sales and her 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.