A loan of $3,600 helped a member to purchase an over machine and an embroidery machine for her business.


Parwin's Group's story

Parwin is a 48-year-old, Iraqi woman. She is a widow and, since the death of her husband, she took care of their four children alone. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Parwin is one of the many Iraqi women working from home. She uses her sewing skills to generate the income and meet the financial needs of her children she is solely responsible for.

Parwin has 18 years in the sewing and tailoring business and has managed to establish a nice reputation among her customers. She makes dresses for women and children and also fabric, household items based on orders.

She would like to give even more to her customers, offering them a greater variety of creative services and nice quality works. She would like to purchase an over machine and an embroidery machine. To be able to pay for these items, 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: Parwin , Vafha , Hevi



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