This borrower is 48 years old and is married with four children. She graduated from intermediate school.
The borrower has been working in tailoring for more than twenty-five years and has therefore acquired a great deal of experience. She possesses a high reputation as a skilled lady and this has gained her lots of customers and led to an increase in her income.
The purpose behind this loan is to purchase a sewing machine and cloth.
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.