Kifaya is a 45-year-old married woman from Lebanon. She is living with her husband and three children. She has owned a bakery since 1999 where she produces delicious pastries. This will be her third Kiva loan and she notes that she has remarkably increased her productivity and income since taking the previous loans. Today, Kifaya is requesting a loan o f$2000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase baking tools and supplies. Her income is important to help support her husband and three 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.