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Hanan is a midwife and she works from her own clinic. Hanan started her business in 1998 and wants to buy more equipment to be able to provide better services to her clients and develop her business in order to provide additional income to her family. Hanan has a very good reputation and experience in her work. The clinic is always busy due to the fact that hospitals are hard to reach in her area. She is aiming to grow her business and help people in rural areas have better and faster service.

Hanan is a 39-year-old, married woman. She has two children and lives in Iraq. Hanan assists her husband in providing their family's income.

The story of Hanan 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.

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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 Government programs intended to support women often suffer from corruption, outdated systems, and administrative obstacles.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

  • $7,100
    Average annual income
  • 0
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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 $2,500 helped Hanan to buy a heartbeat checking device and other medical equipment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2013
Aug 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014