A loan of $3,600 helped a member to renovate her work area.


Fayma's Group's story

Fayma is 55 years old. She is an Iraqi woman who is married with two children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Fayma is one of the many Iraqi women who is working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family. Fayma has six years of experience with this typical home-based business activity during which time she has been able to build up a nice clientele. She has been successfully meeting her clients' orders. She would like to improve her work conditions and renew her work area. She took a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq to be able to invest in and pay for the renovations. 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: Fayma , Heshw , Hazhan
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