A loan helped to buy a new sewing machine.


Toji's story

This is Toji. She lives in the Sarband region with her three children. They all live in one house. Toji is a true master and craftsman. At home she practices sewing women's clothing as well as embroidery. Toji can sew, pattern and embroider national-style women's dresses very well. Toji has been practicing this for 10 years and is satisfied with her work. However her sewing machine is extremely old, so she wants to spend the money from the loan to purchase a new machine. Toji hopes that with a new sewing machine she will take more orders and increase her income.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Nicole Lamotchkina.


This loan is special because:

It allows Tajik artisans to support their families and carry on important handicraft traditions.



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