A loan of $2,000 helped to improve her work conditions and renew her work area.


Lavin's story

Lavin is a young Iraqi woman. She is 25 years old, married and a mother of one child. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Lavin 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.

Lavin has six years experience with the small, home-based sewing and tailoring business activity. She is using an old sewing machine to work on custom orders, making dresses for women and children and also fabric household items. She would like to improve her work conditions, and with the $2,000 USD loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq, renew her work area. She hopes that with the renovation work, her time spent by the machine will be a little more pleasant.

Lavin is under 30 years old and 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 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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