A loan of $2,400 helped a member to purchase an over machine and a small generator.

Nwxsha's Group's story

Nwxsha is a 35-year-old married Iraqi mother of one child. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Nwxsha is one of many Iraqi women working from home, using her sewing skills to generate some income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Nwxsha has five years of experience with her small, home-based sewing and tailoring business. She makes dresses for women and children as well as small fabric household items. She would like to improve the services she can offer her customers and would like to purchase an over machine. She would also like to be able to work more hours and actually be in more control of planning her work time. To do so she would like to buy a small generator which will allow her to work even during the hours of the frequent, random power cuts in the city. To be able to pay for these plans, she has requested 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: Nwxsha, Shadan, Sirwa

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