A loan of $1,800 helped to buy an over machine, an iron and materials.

Nian's story

Nian is a smiling, shy mother of three small children. With her husband, they live in a modest Iraqi home. Since 2009, Nian has been helping to support the family by working from home on her sewing machine, making small sewing and tailoring works. Initially this was just a nice way to make clothes for the children and other items needed for the household, but it has outgrown the family to meet the needs of others as well.

Nian took out a loan of $1800 US from Relief International - Iraq to purchase an over machine, an iron and materials for her sewing and tailoring works.

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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