A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy a special display stand for fruits and vegetables.

Anonymous Group's story

This group of men from southern Iraq requested anonymity on Kiva. One of the group members is a 27-year-old married father of one child. To meet the financial needs of his family he has operated a fruit and vegetable shop for six years.

He would like to improve the shop with improved storage and display of his goods, and so would like to buy a special stand used in shops similar to his. The stand will allow him to keep his products fresh and allow his customers a better view of and access to his goods. He therefore requested a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq.

Relief International Microfinance Iraq offers 'group loans' for clients unable to provide a guarantor. As a group, the members collectively guarantee the loan. Groups consist of three to five clients and each client is evaluated on his or her repayment capacity. All group members receive the same loan amount as the individual with the lowest repayment capacity in the group.

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

In this group: Anonymous, Anonymous, Anonymous

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