This Kiva borrower is a 57-year-old married man from Lebanon. He lives with his wife and two children. He has owned a bakery since 2000 with more than 20 years of experience in this occupation. He prepares delicious food and pastries such as pizza, tarts, pies etc. Over the years, thanks to his business income, he has been able to satisfy his family needs. He has taken advantage of his first Kiva loan and has been a reliable client paying on time. Today, he is requesting to borrow $1,200 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase needed supplies such as flour, gas etc. He says that with these purchases, he will be able to increase his productivity and meet his customers’ demands. In the future, he intends to enlarge his business even more.
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.