Roland is a 30-year-old single man, living in Al Ashrafieh in the Beirut suburbs. Since 2008, he has owned a cafeteria at a University in Beirut where he services the students. Today, he is requesting a loan of $1,200 in order to purchase a coffee machine to increase his sales.
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.