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Rawa
Rawa, is a 18 years, she lives with her parents. Because of her parent’s low income Rawa was forced to drop out from school and start her own sewing business in 2010. She bought an old sewing machine to assists her parents in their family's income. She gained an excellent reputation in the neighborhood, thanks to the quality of her work and affordable prices.

Rawa is requesting a loan from Izdiharona to buy a new sewing machine, Iron, generator and renovate her workplace to increase her production. She is aiming to develop her business, reduce the working hours to help her old parents and hope to go back and finish high school.

The story of Rawa and her sewing business is just one of the many examples of Izdiharona for economic development clients.

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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 Government programs intended to support women often suffer from corruption, outdated systems, and administrative obstacles.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
  • 0
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    Iraq Loans Fundraising
  • $9,309,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,400 helped Rawa a loan of $2,400 helped Rawa to buy sewing machine, generator, Iron and renovate her workplace.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 19, 2013
Listed
Oct 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2014