A loan of $12,500 helped to purchase a hormone analysis machine with all its utilities for the lab.

Zainab's story

Zainab studied and graduated from the Medical Institute with a specialty in microscopic and laboratory analysis. She always wanted to have her private business built on her specialty, and in 1993 she was finally able to establish it. With over 10 years experience she remembers that one of the main challenges for her to start up her business was the fact that the nature of her business obviously requires her to be located close to doctors and clinics. This means being new in an area where such businesses and offices are concentrated in, where rent is expensive, space is difficult to find, and establishing reputation as a newcomer is challenging.

Zainab has not only overcome those initial challenges, by now she has built a reputation through her precise work and genuine work ethic. Respected by peers and family, Zainab speaks highly of her husband who has been supporting her in all her endeavours. With such support Zainab is not only a successfully laboratory owner, but she is also a respected mother of 4 children.

Her children and husband are proud of her achievements, and Zainab has more ambitious goals to attain in the future. She would like to continuously improve to eventually become the best in her city and accredited by the doctors and clinics in the area.

Her growing business and enthusiasm built on a truly scientific foundation qualifies Zaineb to participate in the WLIFT special training program for SME clients and have also made her eligible to take a loan from Relief International Microfinance Iraq to purchase a new machine with all its utilities for hormone analysis.

As she explains with her own words: I’m Zainab, Laboratorial Assistant (this is the official title for graduates from Technical Colleges with Diploma “two year study”), I would like to get a loan from Relief International for the purpose of purchasing an analysis/system device to improve/speed up my work. Thank you very much.

In addition to the investment in the business, from the training Zainab hopes to gain in-depth knowledge to develop the business and serve her clients better through improved administrative and management skills.

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