A loan of $800 helped buy a sewing machine and construction materials.


Shafoat's story

Shafoat is a 28-year-old wife and mother. She is from Faizabad. Shafoat lives with her mother-in-law, father-in-law, husband and children. Her father-in-law is 63, and her mother-in-law is 61. Her husband is 31. Shafoat is a caring and active woman. She helps her husband provide for the family, working as a dressmaker. Shafoat has been sewing women's clothes for three years. She has only one machine that she uses to earn her living. Her current sewing machine does not work well. Shafoat decided to take out a loan and with that loan buy a sewing machine. Their home is being renovated, and they don't have enough money to buy building materials. Shafoat decided to help her husband to buy construction materials with the rest of the money from the loan.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Melissa Kniazeva



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