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Mehrangez

A. Jomi, Khatlon Province, Tajikistan / Services

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A loan helped to buy a computerized sewing machine which will allow her to start her own business.


Mehrangez's story

Mehrangez is 24 years old. She and her husband are divorced and have no children.

Mehrangez is an understanding woman. She lives in her parents' house but she understands how difficult it is for her parents to provide for her, and she wants to help them. It is hard for her to find work in the area but she learned to sew in order to take orders for sewing clothes at home.

Now Mehrangez needs to buy a sewing machine, which is expensive but it is a necessary purchase as without it she will not be able to start an activity. She saved up some money but it is still not enough, and so she applied for a loan with the hope of support.