Suzane is a 39-year-old married woman from Lebanon living with her husband and four school-aged children. She has been running a successful bakery since 2000. She produces tasty Lebanese pastries. With her requested loan of $1,500 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l, she will invest in purchasing additional equipment in addition to buying the necessary quantity of flour. In the long term, she is planning to continue expansion of her business and she is positive about the coming years. Her bakery is an important source of income for the family.
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.