A loan of $3,600 helped a member to buy a pattern sewing machine.

Parwana's Group's story

Parwana is a 49-year-old Iraqi woman, the married mother of two children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Parwana 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.

Parwana has three years' experience with her small home-based sewing and tailoring business activity, which she would like to improve now by buying a pattern machine to enable her to offer a greater variety of creative services to her customers. To be able to make this purchase, she took a loan from Relief International - Microfinance Iraq.

Parwana had a loan in the past. It was not a micro business loan but a personal one. She successfully repaid this loan before applying for the micro business loan.

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 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: Parwana , Thureja , Ragad

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