This Kiva borrower is a 44-year-old married woman who has three school-age children. She lives in Lebanon. She has been running a successful bakery for over a decade in her town. Her freshly prepared goods are enjoyed by members of her village and neighboring towns. She prepares delicious Lebanese breads and special products.
Her business income is very vital because she helps her husband with building a new house. She has taken a first loan and she is pleased with her decision to take a loan from Ameen and satisfied with the loan amount. Today, she is requesting to borrow $2,000 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l. to improve her shop and attract more clients.
In the future, she is planning to continue expansion of her business and she is positive about the coming year. Lebanon has many pastry shops and bakeries and it is easy to buy fresh goods in one’s village or neighborhood.
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.