Abbas is a 46-year-old married man living with his wife and six children. He is from Lebanon. He has been working as a home painter since 1983. Over these years, Abbas has gained extensive experience as well as built a good business reputation. He works on a freelance basis and has one employee helping him with his work.
Abbas is requesting a loan from the Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to purchase a car for his business. Having a car will facilitate his transportation and allow him to reach customers and projects whenever they are located. In the future, Abbas plans to open his own painting tools and supplies shop.
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.