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Jun 30, 2016 2:55 EST

Lebanon: A loan of $2,000 helps Kemileh to buy a small car and distribute her bakery products to the shops and restaurants in her town.

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 30, 2016

Kemileh

Lebanon Lebanon / Bakery
 
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A loan of $2,000 helps Kemileh to buy a small car and distribute her bakery products to the shops and restaurants in her town.

Kemileh’s story

Kemileh is a 62-year-old Lebanese widowed woman who lives with her two children in a undeveloped area in the mountains of Lebanon.

After the death of her husband, she became the main income provider in the family. In 2007, she opened a small bakery in her home and produces all kinds of bread and manakish. She is well known in her village, and all her clients love her delicious bakery.

Today, she is requesting to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to buy a small car and distribute her products to the shops and restaurants in her town. She said that she is so excited about this step, and she is sure that her income will increase with the aim to open her own bakery in the future.

This loan is special because:

It empowers women in a country where most businesses are owned or run by men.
 

Lev Plaves
Kiva staff

 

More about this loan

This loan is designed for women in Lebanon. Loan amounts are much smaller than average, and the goal is to support businesses that enable women to work from their homes or further develop their small businesses. There are also fewer eligibility requirements for this product, as part of Vitas’ effort to reach more undeserved women in Lebanon. By supporting this loan, you are empowering women in a country where gender roles and norms often make it difficult for women in rural areas to run a business.

About Vitas. s.a.l.:

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.

Contact Information:

Kemileh

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