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Bassima is a 42-year-old, married Lebanese woman. She lives with her husband and six children. She owns a bakery where she produces pastries and bread, which she bakes during the early morning, and sells out steaming hot to commuters, students, and workers.

She has occupied this business since 2007. Today, she wants to borrow a loan from Kiva's partner, Vitas s.a.l, to purchase new baking supplies and raw materials.

Bassima’s only aim is to increase her productivity, and hence her income to well support the whole family.

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Important Information

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.


About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 133
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,215,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Bassima to purchase new baking supplies and raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2013
Oct 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014