A loan of $2,400 helped to improve her work environment and renovate her sewing room.


Nigar's story

Nigar is a 39-year-old Iraqi woman. She is married and a mother of four children. Her career options are limited because of cultural restrictions and domestic constraints. That is why she is one of many Iraqi woman who work from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and help meet the financial needs of her family. She now has three years' experience running a small, home-based sewing and tailoring business. She makes custom dresses to order, along with other small items made out of various fabrics. She uses an old sewing machine, typically while sitting on the floor and bending over the machine. She does not need to replace this machine, but would like to improve her work environment and make some much-needed renovations to her sewing room. To make this possible, she is applying for a $2,400 loan from Relief International Microfinance in Iraq.



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