Hassiba is a 44-year-old married woman living with her husband and four children, who are still attending school. Her husband provides the main income source. As for Hassiba, she provides the family with extra financial support thanks to a bakery that she has owned since 2008. She produces tasty pastries.
Hassiba is requesting a loan from the Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase raw materials to renovate her bakery. Her loan and the renovation will help her improve her productivity and attract more customers to her shop. These changes will increase her returns and result in higher profits. In the future, Hassiba intends to expand her business into other areas.
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.