A loan of $1,200 helped to buy an over-lock machine and materials.

Bafrin's story

Bafrin is a 31-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and a mother of two children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Bafrin is one of the many Iraqi women who are working from home. She is using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Bafrin has five years experience with the small, home-based sewing and tailoring business activity. She makes dresses for women and children, as well as small household fabric items. She currently uses a simple sewing machine and feels limited in her creativity and the options she can offer her customers. She would like to buy an over-lock machine to be able to work with more complicated fabrics, as well as an ironing board and good quality fabrics and raw materials. To be able to make these purchases, she took a loan 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 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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