A loan of $12,500 helped to add a bridal studio to the beauty salon.


Ibtihal's story

Ibtihal is a young, 19 years old, ambitious, enthusiastic Iraqi woman with a keen eye for opportunities matched with skills and entrepreneur spirit to responds to needs. Ibthihal is the owner of a beauty salon located in Iraq, in an area without beauty salons before she opened hers. She established the small but efficient salon 3 years ago and since then focuses all her efforts on making it a successful business. She is a single woman with the full support of her family who are also very proud of her achievements and are watching her attentively to see what additional endeavors she will take on in the future. Success comes with some envy and jealously from others, but Ibtihal is unstoppable and is eager to become the best service provider and a respected woman business owner in the city. With Ibtihal's great potentials to grow both personally and professionally, while improving her business as well, she qualifies for the WLIFT program and is taking a loan in the amount of 12,500 USD to use for the expansion of the current salon. Continuing to recognize the lack of services available in her area, after establishing the salon she is now - with the financial support of the Relief International Microfinance Iraq SME loan - adding a special service and area to her salon focusing on brides and weddings. She plans to expand the salon and also include an area used specifically for wedding pictures of the beautiful brides of her area. Ibtihal aspires to become a successful business woman. Being under 30 years of age, she also qualifies for the category 'youth loan'



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