Hussein is a 48-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three young children, who are still attending school. He is the main income source of his family. He has owned a pastry shop since 2001, where he produces delicious pastries. He has one full-time employee who helps him with the work and benefits from a good salary that helps him support his family as well.
Today, Hussein is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase merchandise needed for his shop, such as flour, sugar, pastries etc. He plans to increase his business productivity so as to augment his income and therefore enhance his family’s way of living. This is his second Kiva loan, and we note that he was a very good client with on-time payments.
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.