A loan of $3,000 helped to buy a new embroidery machine and make improvements to her work area.


Biejkhal's story

Biejkhal is a 41-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and a mother of four children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Biejkhal is one of the many Iraqi woman who is working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family. Biejkhal has three years of experience with the home-based sewing and tailoring business activity. She would like to improve it by offering a greater variety of services to her customers by adding more creativity to her work. She took a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq of an amount of 3,000 USD to buy a new embroidery machine and make improvements to her work area. 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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