Carla is a 32-year-old married woman. She has owned a roastery and café in her town since 2008. Her shop is situated in a busy area and she has been able, over the years, to have a growing number of clients pass by her shop and buy all the products presented. Today, Carla is requesting to borrow $1,200 to buy more merchandise for her shop.
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.