A loan of $2,000 helped to pay for the renovation of her sewing area.

Sabiha's story

Sabiha is a 56-year-old, Iraqi woman. She is married and a mother of three children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Sabiha is one of the many Iraqi woman who are working from home. She uses her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Sabiha has seven years' experience with the small, home-based sewing and tailoring activity, making custom-order dresses for women and children and also small, fabric, household items.

She would like to improve her work conditions and renew her work area to offer a better atmosphere for her customers and to have a better work experience for herself. To be able to pay for the improvements, she took a loan in the amount of USD 2,000 from Relief International Microfinance Iraq.

Based on the political and social challenges of lending in Iraq, personally identifiable information about this borrower has been altered for her protection. Relief International Microfinance Iraq appreciates Kiva lenders' consideration of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Iraqi borrowers.

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