Mahmoud is a 48-year-old, married man, living with his wife and three children who are still attending school. He is from Lebanon.
Since 2011, he has owned a bakery and he has worked for more than 25 years in this occupation. He produces tasty pastries and bread which he sells to many customers from his town and adjacent villages.
With his requested loan from Kiva partner, Vitas. s.a.l., Mahmoud will purchase a grill machine, since he plans to start serving sandwiches, and a refrigerator, to keep his products in good condition. He is very positive and he is sure that the loan will help him achieve remarkable growth in a short period.
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.