A loan of $2,400 helped a member to renovate her work area.

Rezan's Group's story

Rezan is 32 years old, married, and has two children. With limited career options due to cultural restrictions and domestic constraints, Rezan is one of the many Iraqi woman who is working from home, using her sewing skills to generate income and participate in meeting the financial needs of her family.

Rezan has four years of experience with her small, home-based sewing and tailoring business. She has been able to attract clients with quality works on dresses for women and children as well as on small fabric household items. In addition to continuing producing quality works, she would like to improve her work environment, making it both nicer for herself as she works and for her clients as they visit for fittings. Rezan is requesting a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq, which she will use to renovate her work area.

Relief International - Microfinance Iraq offers group loans for clients unable to provide a guarantor and 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.

Based on the political and social challenges of lending in Iraq, personally identifiable information about this borrower has been altered for their protection. RI-Iraq appreciates Kiva lenders' consideration of these challenges and encourages lenders to continue their support for Iraqi borrowers.

In this group: Rezan, Parzhin, Hawar

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