A loan of $1,800 helped a member to improve her working area.

Naska's Group's story

Naska is a 31-year-old woman from Iraq. She is married and a mother of one child. She has 6 years sewing and tailoring experience. In the past, Naska – along with her group members – took a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq, which allowed her to buy a new over machine.

Naska now took a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq in the amount of 600 USD to improve her working area.

Relief International Microfinance Iraq offers "Group loans" for clients unable to provide a guarantor - thereby unable to apply for a loan as an individual. As a group, the members collectively guarantee the loan. Groups consist of 3 to 5 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 this borrower has been altered for their protection. RI-Iraq appreciates Kiva lenders' consideration of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Iraqi borrowers.

In this group: Naska , Shno , Kwestan
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