A loan of $5,400 helped a member to pay for the renovation of her work area.

Kazhal's Group's story

Kazhal is a 51-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and has two children. Kazhal learned to sew at a young age, so she decided to put her sewing skills to use. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Kazhal is one of the many Iraqi woman who works from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Kazhal has two years' experience in making dresses and other small fabric household items for her customers. While she is confident in her sewing skills and knows she can satisfy her customers, she would like to focus on improving her own working conditions to make her experience a little nicer. She would like to renew her work area. To pay for the renovation, she took a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq.

Relief International - Microfinance Iraq offers "group loans" for clients who are unable to provide a guarantor and are therefore 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: Kazhal, Soxan, Mina

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details