A loan of $3,000 helped a member to purchase an overlock machine and an iron with an iron stand.


Fatma's Group's story

Fatma is a 55-year-old Iraqi widow who is raising her child alone since the death of her husband. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Fatma is one of the many Iraqi women who work from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her small family.

She has been working from home using her sewing skills for two years. In order to improve her work opportunities, she is now taking a loan to purchase an overlock machine and an iron with an iron stand.


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: Fatma , Nazanin , Darya



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