Kamel is a 55-year-old Lebanese married man living with his wife and three children. He has been working as a baker for over 13 years. His freshly prepared goods are enjoyed by members of his village and neighboring towns. With his loan requested from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l., he will develop his shop and increase his productivity by purchasing a baking machine. His bakery is an important source of income for his family. Kamel is very positive about the coming years and plans to expand his operation by opening a restaurant on the same lot where his bakery is located.
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.