A loan of $1,800 helped to purchase a good base table for the sewing machine, and some additional items for her sewing business.

Asthi's story

Asthi is a 45-year-old Iraqi woman, married and a mother of four children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Asthi 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.

Asthi has 13 years' experience with the small, home-based sewing and tailoring activity, making dresses for women and children as well as household items made of fabric, based on her clients' orders. She would like to improve her little business. One of her priorities is to purchase a good table as a base for the sewing machine which is currently placed on a large plastic cooler and as she works, she sits on the floor beside it. She would also like to buy an embroidery machine to improve her creative offers and buy small furniture items to better organize her work and materials.

To be able to pay for these purchases, Asthi took a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq in the amount of 1800 USD.

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