A loan of $1,525 helped a member to purchase sewing machines and more fabrics to grow her business and attract more customers.


Mrimo Group's story

This group is called MRIMO. It consists of seven members: Khadijah, Hana, Hiah, Nwal, Shmah, Shfigah and Hiam who are mainly married women and average 28- 40 years of age with two to five children each. They live in Sana`a, Yemen. The members of this group are very trustworthy, responsible, hard workers. They have all known each other for a long time and know each other well. They have so many clients, mostly women. The whole group took out a loan of 330,000 YER.

Hiam is the group leader, 46 years old and a widow (she is on the right side holding a red and white dress in the photo). She has two children; the older is 5 years old and the younger is 3 and they live in Sana`a. Hiam has been operating a sewing business for over five years.

She chose this business because she loved it since childhood. She started to study to be a tailor in a sewing institute thus she developed her business by dealings with traders who support her to buy patterns of fabric and robes for stitching.

Because she is a professional in stitching, she requested a loan of 50,000 YER from AMB to purchase sewing machines and more fabrics to grow her business and attract more customers.

In the future, she dreams of saving money in order to purchase more machines to ensure that she can continue working and have a good professional career.

In this group: Hiam, Khadijah, Hana, Hiah, Nwal, Shfigah, Shmah



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