Abbas is a 32-year-old Lebanese married man who lives with his wife and only child. He’s their main source of income and their only support.
He opened his own bakery in 1996. He’s a reputable man, well-known for his delicious food. Today, he’s asking to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase added raw materials for his bakery, such as salt, flour and many other items. He notes that this will improve his work, and therefore, boost his productivity. In the future, he plans to renovate and expand his bakery.
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.