A loan of $3,000 helped a member to replace her simple old machine a with a newer model.

Sazan's Group's story

Sazan is a 26-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and a mother of one. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Sazan is one of many Iraqi women who work from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Sazan has been working on her old sewing machine for three years in her small, home-based sewing and tailoring business. To keep the work more fun members of this group often work together at each other's houses.

Sazan proudly showed her dressed to the MFI staff visiting her, and she clearly enjoys making custom order dresses and other small fabric household items. She would like to improve her work and replace her simple old sewing machine with a newer model which will allow her to be faster and more creative in her work. To make the purchase Sazan 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 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: Sazan , Kazhal , Barau

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