Shukria D/O M. A. was born in Kabul. She is married with five children, and now lives in District 5 of Kabul City. Shukria is illiterate because her family didn't give her permission to study and arranged for her to marry at a young age. Her family is going through financial crisis, so she decided to help her husband by starting an Embroidery Business. With her first loan of $175, she will buy an embroidery machine and more fabrics in order to be able to produce more stock and expand her business. She has a contract with a shop in the market that buys the clothes she makes. This provides her with an income that helps her meet her family's needs.