A loan helped to buy a new embroidery sewing machine to improve the quality of her work.


Gulshan's story

Gulshan lives in Bokhtar. She is a 39-year-old mother of one child. Gulshan's husband is a workman. Six years ago Gulshan learned to sew and cut fabric, and she can also embroider. Her mother taught her. That is how Gulshan earns a living. She does embroidery to order for a profit.

Gulshan wants to improve the quality of her work. Her friend told her about the miracle of an embroidery sewing machine, and Gulshan decided to buy one. Unfortunately, the embroidery sewing machine is expensive and she needs to take out a loan. Gulshan is asking you for help.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Peter Ward.


This loan is special because:

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



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