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Total loan: $1,500
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Sama Group

Yemen
Taiz, Yemen / Sewing

A loan of $1,500 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine for her business.


Sama Group's story

This group, called SAMA, consists of four members who are all female: Noriah, Khlod, Ebtsam and Rwida, who is the group leader. They are from Taiz, Yemen, and they know each other very well as they have lived in the same neighborhood for a long time. All their businesses are home-based; however, they have many clients, mostly women. They have requested a loan of 320,000Yemeni rials (YER).

Rwida is a 36-year-old married woman who has four children attending school. She is the woman sitting down in the centre. Rwida is a seamstress who sews ladies clothes for neighborhood clients. She started on her own six years ago and works ten hours daily. She is very skillful in her work and receives regular orders every month. It is her main source of income. She has kept the business going with help of three loans that have made it possible for her to improve her quality of life.

Currently Rwida is asking for a loan of 80,000 YER from AMB to buy a new sewing machine. This will help her complete client orders on-time and increase her profits. With her current machine, she is unable to finish orders on time. Rwida would like to employ her friends who are currently unemployed in order to open a sewing factory.

In this group: Noriah, Khlod, Ebtsam, Rwida
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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: March 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Al-Amal Microfinance Bank

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Loan details

Loan length:

13 months
Disbursed date: March 19, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Al-Amal Microfinance Bank