Abbas is a 37-year-old married Lebanese man living with his wife and one child. He’s the one responsible for his family and is always searching for new ways to fulfill their needs.
He has been working as a car mechanic from 1993 to the present. His wife has been working in a local hospital for nine years. Today, he needs to borrow $2700 from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new equipment for his garage, such as a hammer, and many other items.
He notes that this loan will help him increase his productivity and thus enhance his way of life. In the future, he plans to take more Kiva loans to enlarge his garage.
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.