Total loan: $1,800


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Khujand, Sughd Province, Tajikistan / Services

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A loan helped to buy more fabric and other sewing accessories.

Mukadam's story

Mukadam is 52 and a resident of the city of Khujand in the northern part of Tajikistan. This city is rich in ancient traditions of the highest level of culture. Mukadam is among those residents who have preserved one of the many national symbols of her people. She sews the quilted mattresses called "kurpa" and "kurpacha". A kurpa is typically sewn in a square and used as bedding, while a kurpacha is a long mattress used as seating. Mukadam has been making these items for about 10 years, and it is currently her main activity. Mukadam is requesting a loan to buy more fabric and sewing accessories so she can continue her small business. The loan amount will allow her to expand her business and increase her income.