A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy a new sewing machine, some small furniture items and raw materials.

Gashaw's Group's story

Gashaw is a 27-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and has one child. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Gashaw 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.

Gashaw has two years of experience with her small, home-based sewing business activity that she would like to improve by purchasing a new sewing machine, some small furniture items and raw materials to improve the services she can provide her customers. To make these purchases, she 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 three to five clients, and each client is evaluated based 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: Gashaw , Asmer , Halshw
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