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Abbas is a 23-year-old single man from Lebanon. In 2010, after seeing a necessity to help his family financially, he decided to start work as a painter. He works independently, taking on multiple projects to complete. His end results are always satisfactory and pleasing to customers.

Today Abbas is requesting a youth loan from Kiva partner Vitas s.a.l to get new painting equipment and improve his services.

In the future, Abbas plans to request additional Kiva loans as he intends to open his own painting shop.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is 30 or under. Because many young people lack business experience or established credit histories, it can be even more difficult for them to access financial services. By funding this youth loan, you are expanding opportunity for a young person with limited resources. 

Important Information

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.


About Lebanon

  • $15,800
    Average annual income
  • 133
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    Lebanon Loans Fundraising
  • $18,176,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Abbas to get new painting equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2013
Aug 27, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014