A loan of $4,500 helped a member to purchase an iron and redesign her work area.


Talar's Group's story

Talar is a 25-year-old young Iraqi woman. She is married with two children. Her family lives in a very modest neighborhood on the edge of the city where hard-working families are trying their best to improve their living conditions and opportunities. Talar is also trying to participate in meeting the financial needs of her family. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, she is one of the many Iraqi women who is working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income.

She has five years of experience in working from home. A year ago, she was already able to benefit from a microfinance opportunity. She successfully received and repaid a Relief International - Microfinance Iraq loan, which she used to purchase a new sewing machine and some quality fabrics.

To continue improving the services she can offer to her customers and to also improve her work conditions, she took out a new loan to purchase an iron and redesign her work area.

Relief International - Microfinance Iraq offers "Group loans" for clients who are unable to provide a guarantor; thereby, they are unable to apply for a loan as an individual. As a group, the members collectively guarantee the loan. The 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: Talar , Layla , Barham



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