A loan of $1,800 helped to improve her work area and be able to buy more fabric and raw materials for her business..


Shelan's story

Shelan is a 23-year-old young Iraqi wife. She has been using her sewing skills for the past three years, seeking opportunities to contribute to her family's financial needs.

In the past Shelan has successfully received and repaid a loan to Relief International Microfinance Iraq. With the loan, she was able to buy an old, but good, sewing machine with a table and chair.

Now Shelan is taking a loan for $1800 USD to improve her work area and to be able to buy more fabric and raw materials for her business.

Because Shelan is under 30, she 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 her protection. RI-Iraq appreciates Kiva lenders' consideration of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Iraqi borrowers.



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