Mike is a 36-year-old single man. He has owned a bakery since 2007 where he produces delicious and fresh pastries. His regular customers are his neighbors and the local community. Today, he is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas. s.a.l. to buy supplies such as a small oven, baking tools and trays so as to ease his food preparation and increase his business productivity and thus his income. In the future, Mike plans to expand his business into other areas where he will start to serve food plates as well.
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.