A loan of $1,400 helped to buy an oversewing machine, more fabrics and raw materials for sewing.

Sivan's story

Sivan is a young Iraqi woman. She is 20 years old, married and a mother of one child. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Sivan is one of the many Iraqi woman who is working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Sivan has recently started working with her small, home-based sewing and tailoring business. Since 2010, she has been slowly building up her clientele. Using an old sewing machine, she enjoys creating custom-ordered dresses and other small fabric household items. To enhance her creativity options, she would like to buy an oversewing machine, which will allow her to offer a greater variety of choices for her customers. She also plans to buy some more quality fabrics and raw materials.

To be able to make the purchase, she took a loan in the amount of $1,400 USD from Relief International Microfinance Iraq.

Sivan is under 30 and as such qualifies for a youth loan.

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