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Roland is a 29-year-old single Lebanese man. He lives alone at a house located in one of the beautiful Lebanese towns. He was working days and nights to be able to manage his expenses and business operations as well. He owns a small mini-market where he sells all kinds of dairy and daily-use products. He also has a coffee machine. He’s well-known for being kind and friendly with his clients.

Today, he’s asking for a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l. to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions. In this way, he will be able to increase his revenues thus improve his way of living. He looks forward to expanding his grocery, and waits for the perfect time to open other branches and hire people to work with him.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

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
  • 119
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $17,414,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Roland to purchase the needed quantity of food provisions.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2013
Mar 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014