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Majed
Majed is an Iraqi client. He is 52 years old and a father of four children who he works hard to provide for.

Majed owns a small cafe. He has been in this field for over 20 years and used to help his father in the same small cafe. He took over his father's business in 2009 and started to gain his living from it. Majed gained good experience in this field and now he has hired an employee.

Majed is requesting a loan of 1,800 USD. This loan will be used to pay the annual rent of the shop. By using this loan, he aims to continue growing his business and increase his profits so that some day he may renovate his cafe in order to attract more customers.

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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.

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About Iraq

  • $3,600
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Iraq Loans Fundraising
  • $9,312,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD