A loan of $5,400 helped a member to purchase an embroidery machine and replace her old sewing machine.

Awaz's Group's story

Awaz is 44 years old, married, and has three children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Awaz is one of the many Iraqi women who work from home, using her sewing skills to generate income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Awaz has two years of experience with the small, home-based sewing and tailoring activity. She enjoys making custom order dresses and other fabric household items and would like to be able to offer a greater variety of services to her customers. To enhance the creativity in her work, she would like to buy an embroidery machine. To make her general work experience a little more enjoyable and create better quality results, she would like to replace her old sewing machine and add some small furniture items to her work area. To be able to make these purchases she is requesting a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq.

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: Awaz , Hevy , Tara

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