Abbas is a 32-year-old Lebanese man living with his wife and two children. He is the main income provider in the family.
He started to work as a car mechanic and painter six years ago and has his own garage. He is an expert in this field, with twelve years of experience. He has a fair number of customers asking for his services. Today, he needs to borrow a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase new mechanical and painting tools for his garage. This will help him continue his work in a proper way and respond to his customers’ demands quickly. In the future, he plans to improve his garage and expand his business.
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.