A loan of $4,500 helped a member to renew her work area and buy an overlock sewing machine and some nice quality fabrics and raw materials.


Parwin's Group's story

Parwin is a 66 years old and is an experienced Iraqi woman. She is married and a mother of four children. Like many Iraqi women, she learned to sew at a young age and with limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, she is one of the many Iraqi women who are working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family. She has 23 years' experience with the little business activity, and she takes pride in her traditional quality works. She would like to make some improvements to the services she can offer, and would also like to improve her own work atmosphere. She took a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq to renew her work area and buy an overlock sewing machine and some nice quality fabrics and raw materials. Relief International - Microfinance Iraq offers group loans for clients unable to provide a guarantor and 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: Parwin , Lezan , Dlban
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