This borrower is 30 years old and single. The borrower graduated from preparatory school. He will use this loan to develop his generator repair shop and to purchase spare parts. He can repair all kinds of generators. The borrower has a good reputation in the market and that has allowed him to attract lots of clients. The borrower has acquired a great deal of experience. He has become well-known in the market due to the good quality of his work in addition to his low prices.
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.