This borrower is 34 years old, married, and has a child. The borrower graduated from industrial school (vocational department). The borrower will use this loan to purchase a sewing machine and cloth. The borrower has an upstanding character and lot of experience in her field of work, and she has a lot of clients, so she has a huge ambition to develop her business.
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.