A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase a sewing machine.


Sohaam's story

Sohaam is a 45-year-old Iraqi woman who is married and a mother of three children. Living under modest conditions, she is using her sewing skills to help secure the family's monthly income. She has been working from home for the past two year making dresses and other fabric household items based on customer orders.

Sohaam is requesting a 1,000 USD loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq to buy a new machine to improve her services and offer more to her customers.

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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