This entrepreneur is 59 years old. He is married and has four children. He owns a grocery store. He has been working in this field for long time.
He has taken this loan to develop his shop. With the loan funds, he will buy food and a vertical refrigerator. He has many customers due to the freshness and the good quality of his food. He has a good reputation in the market and that attracts many customers. He treats his customers so nicely that they always come to buy things from him.
Please note this Field Partner is "atypical" among Kiva's partner base as they have not been visited by any members of Kiva's staff. Because of on-going security concerns, due diligence was conducted remotely. This partner does, however, meet all of the minimum criteria for partnership with Kiva. Also, please be aware that Iraqi regulations are currently unclear about whether microfinance institutions are legally allowed to obtain foreign funding. While Kiva has been able to send and receive funds to and from Iraq in the past, there is a possibility that future loan repayments could get stuck in the country for regulatory reasons, even if individual borrowers pay back their loans. As a lender to borrowers in Iraq, you would be taking on this additional risk. Kiva cannot guarantee the return of these funds, but it will do all within its power to resolve any issues that may arise.