A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a sewing machine for embroidery.


Sharofat's story

Sharofat is a 48 year old widow with 4 kids. She is a seamstress with over 16 years of experience. She makes traditional women's clothes at her home. She is very skilled in traditional embroidery(popur).Her oldest daughter is married and lives separately. She comes almost every day to help out her mother, because Sharofat has a lot of regular customers and needs her daughter's help. Sharofat asked for a loan to buy a sewing machine for embroidery. She wants to get a loan of $1000 in order to expand her business and thus be able to raise her other children and give them education.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Olga Azarian



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