A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine, an overlock sewing machine and make small improvements to her work area.


Sanaria's Group's story

Sanaria is a 27-year-old Iraqi woman. She is engaged and will be married soon.

Living with her family, she wanted to start making use of her sewing skills, so two years ago she began to work on custom made dresses. She would like to be able to do more, offer more choices to her customers, and work more.

To improve her small sewing business, Sanaria took a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq to buy a new sewing machine, an overlock sewing machine and make small improvements to her work 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 three to five 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.

In this group: Sanaria , Aisha , Mriam



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