Feryal is a 45-year-old married Lebanese woman living with her husband and five children who are still attending school. Her husband, who works in the construction field, is the main income source of the family. As for her, she has owned a bakery since 2011 where she produces pastries and has more than 10 years of experience in the same occupation.
Today, Feryal needs to get a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to purchase baking machinery. She states that this machine will help her increase her business productivity which will return higher profits. Feryal hopes that her business grows and dreams to be able to provide her children a good future and the best education throughout all her hard work.
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.