A loan of $2,400 helped a member to improve her work conditions by renovating her small work area.


Nazdar's Group's story

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

Nazdar has four years experience with the small, home-based sewing and tailoring activity. She makes dresses for women and children and also small fabric household items. She would like to improve her work conditions by renovating her small work area to make it more suitable for the work and more pleasant for herself and her customers. To be able to pay for the renovation work, she 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: Nazdar , Haven , Hawar



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