A loan of $1,500 helped to buy an embroidery machine and raw materials.


Avan's story

Avan is a smiling, upbeat person. She is an Iraqi woman who tries to see the positive in life, giving her the strength to tackle each day, one step at a time.

Her strength is most needed, as she is a widow taking care of a young son who needs special medical care. Every three months, he has to be taken to the hospital for a blood dialysis.

Avan, with 40 years life experience and no education, does what she can: going strong, focusing on what she can do to make her family's life easier and better. Four years ago, she started to bring some additional income into her family by doing sewing and tailoring work from home. It is a small, but sufficient business that keeps her busy.

Avan successfully applied for, received and repaid a loan already with Relief International-Iraq, and she now took a loan of $1,500 USD.

The loan will allow her to buy an embroidery machine and raw materials for meeting her customers' needs, and she hopes to generate a steadily growing income to support her growing son.



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