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Ahmed
Ahmed is from Iraq and is 22 years old and single. He lives with six family members, two of whom are employed. He owns a small grocery store selling soft drinks, juices, cheese, other dairy products, detergents and snacks. He established his business in 2007 and now employs another staff member.

Ahmed has built up good experience in this field and he is now well known in the surrounding area, with an excellent reputation. He is requesting a $3,000 youth loan to make a display window, build an external ceiling and to install a rolling shutter. He is aiming to grow his business and increase his profits so he will be able to provide his family with better life conditions.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is helping support a borrower who is under age 30. 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. 

About CHF International Access to Credit Services Initiative

CHF International Access to Credit Services Initiative Iraq has played a significant role in the rehabilitation of the Iraqi economy. As the largest microfinance institution in Iraq, ACSI is well-positioned to provide quality financial services. When lending through CHF, please consider the following:

1. Due to social and political challenges in Iraq, personally identifiable attributes of this borrower may have been altered to protect their identity (i.e. blurring portions of the borrower's photo, anonymizing name and location, etc.). CHF appreciates Kiva lenders' understanding of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Iraqi borrowers.

2. To cater to more Iraqi borrowers, CHF offers loans that comply with Islamic law. A key principle of Islam is the prohibition of charging interest on a loan. In order to offer loans in a manner consistent with borrowers' values, CHF will charge 0% interest on this loan. However, the organization does charge a flat service fee to cover its costs. The loan amount you see listed on Kiva includes both the principal loan and this additional fee. As with all Kiva loans, you should expect to have your funds returned to you according to this loan’s repayment schedule. For more information on lending in the Muslim world, please click here.

3. Please note that CHF has not been visited by any members of Kiva's staff. Due to ongoing security concerns, due diligence was conducted remotely. ACSI does, however, meet all of the minimum criteria for partnership with Kiva.

4. 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 be delayed for regulatory reasons, even if individual borrowers pay back their loans. When you make a loan through CHF, you assume this additional risk.

About Iraq

  • $3,600
    Average annual income
  • 3
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    Iraq Loans Fundraising
  • $9,342,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,000 helped Ahmed to make a display window, build an external ceiling and to install a rolling shutter in his grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 23, 2012
Listed
Dec 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 17, 2013