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Total loan: $3,600
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Galawezh's Group

Iraq
Iraq / Sewing

A loan of $3,600 helped a member to pay for the renovation of her work area.


Galawezh's Group's story

Galawezh is a 46-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and with her husband she is raising three children.

With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Galawezh is one of the many Iraqi women who are working from home. She uses her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

She has been using her sewing skills to generate additional income for the family by meeting custom orders for the past 6 years. Galawezh would like to improve her work conditions by renovating the work area, creating a more pleasant atmosphere for both herself and her customers. To do the repair work, Galawezh took a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq as a member of a group.

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.

In this group: Galawezh , Bahar , Draxshan
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Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: April 25, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Relief International Microfinance Iraq

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Loan details

Loan length:

15 months
Disbursed date: April 25, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Relief International Microfinance Iraq