A loan of $5,400 helped a member to buy a small generator, an over machine, an iron stand and some fabric.

Naghada's Group's story

Naghada is a 43-year-old Iraqi woman. She is a widow; since the death of her husband, she has been raising 3 children alone. With limited career options because of cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Naghada is one of the many Iraqi woman who work from home, using her sewing skills to generate some additional income to meet the financial needs of herself and her children.

She has 6 years' experience with her sewing and tailoring. Trying to improve her work and opportunities, she would like to buy a small generator, an over machine, an iron stand, and some fabric. The generator will allow her to work even during the hours the power is off - which happens frequently in her city - while the other items will help her offer a better variety of services for her customers.

In order to make these purchases, Naghada took a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq.

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: Naghada, Alija, Shirin

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