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Shawnm
Shawnm is a 32-year-old married Iraqi woman. When Shawnm was a child, her mother taught her how to knit and sew. Shawnm mastered this skill and in 2010, she bought an old machine to assist her husband in providing their family's income. She gained an excellent reputation in the neighborhood—thanks to the quality of her work and affordable prices.
Shawnm is requesting a loan of 1,800 USD in order to buy a new sewing machine and fabric to increase her production. She is aiming to grow her business and increase her profits so that she may continue assisting her husband with providing the family income.
The story of Shawnm and her business is just one of the many examples of Izdiharona for Economic Development's clients who have been able to improve their business with a small business loan product, specifically designed to meet the needs of small businesses where a relatively small amount of capital can provide significant business improvement.

She asked to blur her face because she is from a rural area and preferred to have her face altered for cultural reasons.

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More information about this loan

This loan is designed for home-based businesses and income generation projects run by women in Iraq. Following years of conflict in the country, female-headed households constitute a highly vulnerable segment of the Iraqi population. Iraqi women continue to face widespread instances of gender based violence, including domestic violence, honor killings, and trafficking. Government programs intended to support women often suffer from corruption, outdated systems, and administrative obstacles. By supporting this loan, you are enabling a woman in Iraq to establish or grow her business.

About Izdiharona for Economic Development

Izdiharona for Economic Development (Izdiharona) is a nonprofit organization in Iraq that provides financial assistance to small and medium enterprises in need of capital so they can develop their businesses and train their staff. Founded in 2008, it currently operates ten branch offices throughout Iraq in the provinces of Baghdad, Babil, Basra, Karbala, Messan, Sulaymaniyah and more. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to provide education, startup, green, and youth loans, as well as interest free loans to the ultra poor and loans that support income generating projects for women.

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 $1,800 helped Shawnm a loan of $1,800 helped Shawnm to buy new sewing machine and fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 18, 2013
Listed
Aug 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Aug 17, 2014