Ahmad is a 33-year-old Lebanese man who lives with his wife and two children who are still attending school. He’s the one taking care of his family and supporting them.
Ahmad has owned a bakery in his town since 2008. At the same time, he has been working on his taxi business in his free time.
Today, he needs to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to purchase raw materials for his bakery. He notes that this will speed up his productivity and therefore increase his profits.
In the future, Ahmad plans to take more Kiva loans and renovate 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.