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A loan of $2,700 helped to renew her work area and purchase more fabric and raw materials.


Banaz's story

Banaz is a 22 years old, married, young Iraqi woman. She has been using her sewing skills for 4 years as a means to help out with supporting her family.

In the past she successfully applied, received, and repaid a Relief International Microfinance Iraq loan which she used for buying a small generator to allow her to work during the hours when the city had no electricity.

Banaz took a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq in the amount of 2700 USD to renew her work area and purchase more fabric and raw materials.

Banaz is 22, and qualifies for a 'youth loan'.

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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