A loan of $11,300 helped to purchase equipment for the children's therapeutic center.

Anonymous's story

The business woman taking this SME loan is a 39 years old Iraqi woman who has asked to remain anonymous. She lives in north Iraq with her family - her husband and two children. She is employed by the Ministry of Education and is now opening a new, private therapeutic center for children with mental health problems and physical disabilities. She would like to specifically focus on children with autism but with high demand from others she will try to work with as many children as possible.

She employs a unique therapist, a woman who finished her education with a Masters of Physiotherapy in orthopedics in India and although the four room facility is not yet fully finished, there is already a list of children who will be attending the facility for development programs. The facility is located in an easily accessible building in the area of the bazaar that has all the private medical businesses and pharmacies.

Her business activity is registered by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of her city. She is taking a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq to buy more of the required therapeutic equipment and materials for the facility.

Based on the political and social challenges of lending in Iraq, personally identifiable information about this borrower has been altered for their protection. RI-Iraq appreciates Kiva lenders' consideration of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Iraqi borrowers.

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