Tamara is a 36-year-old Lebanese married woman living with her husband and four children. She cooperates financially with her husband who works as a baker to be able to pay the heavy costs of living. Tamara and her husband work in the same field, producing bread and pastries. She has been involved in this type of business since 2006 and her business is located at her house.
With her requested loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l, she will renew her oven and purchase raw materials such as flour, salt, sugar and butter, which she needs to continue production and expand her product inventory. She expects a boost in her business income as she seeks to expand her business. She hopes that her business will grow to be able to ensure a good future to her children through all her hard work on her business.
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.