A loan of $2,400 helped a member to purchase an embroidery/pattern machine.

Hanah's Group's story

Hanah is a 33-year-old Iraqi woman. She is divorced and lives with her family. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Hanah is one of the many Iraqi women who are working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

She has two years experience with the small, home-based sewing and tailoring business activity, which she would now like to improve. She would like to be able to offer a greater variety of creative options for her customers who order dresses and small fabric household items from her and to do so she would like to purchase an embroidery/pattern machine. To be able to buy the new machine, she took a small 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 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: Hanah, Sozan, Shirin

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