Abbas is a 31 year old Lebanese man. He’s single, living with his parents and five siblings. Two of them are assisting with the family expenses in addition to the father their main source of income. As for Abbas, he has been working as a black smith many years ago. He learned this profession from his father who has the same occupation, and doing the best he can to better improve and develop himself. Despite his tough work tasks, and in order to better support his father, Abbas works really hard and nonstop. And as he wants to enlarge his business and grow his work as well, he decided to take a loan from Kiva partner Ameen s.a.l to purchase the needed metal supplies and carry on his work in a proper way. He is very thankful for what god has given him and wishes to live a better and respectable life.
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.