Zainab is requesting a loan from Izdiharona to buy new sewing machine, generator and renovate her workplace to increase her production. She is aiming to grow her business and open a small sewing factory to increase the number of jobs and help more jobless women.
The story of Zainab and her sewing business is just one of the many examples of Izdiharona for economic development clients.
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This loan is designed for home-based businesses and income generation projects run by women in Iraq. Following years of conflict in the country, female-headed households constitute a highly vulnerable segment of the Iraqi population. Iraqi women continue to face widespread instances of gender based violence, including domestic violence, honor killings, and trafficking. Government programs intended to support women often suffer from corruption, outdated systems, and administrative obstacles. By supporting this loan, you are enabling a woman in Iraq to establish or grow her business.
About Izdiharona for Economic DevelopmentIzdiharona for Economic Development (Izdiharona) is a nonprofit organization in Iraq that provides financial assistance to small and medium enterprises in need of capital so they can develop their businesses and train their staff. Founded in 2008, it currently operates ten branch offices throughout Iraq in the provinces of Baghdad, Babil, Basra, Karbala, Messan, Sulaymaniyah and more. Kiva lenders’ funds are used to provide education, startup, green, and youth loans, as well as interest free loans to the ultra poor and loans that support income generating projects for women.
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