A loan of $1,800 helped to improve her work conditions and renew her work area.

Hafsa's story

Hafsa is a 51-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and a mother of two children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Hafsa is one of the many Iraqi women who is working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Hafsa has five years of experience with her small, home-based sewing and tailoring business.Sitting on the floor, she bends over her machine to make the dresses and other small fabric household items her customers order from her. Using a newer model of sewing machine, she has been able to provide her customers with nice, quality work.

She would like to improve her work conditions and concentrate a bit on renewing her work area, making it a nicer, better place to spend her hours. To be able to pay for the work, she took a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq in the amount of 1,800 USD.

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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