A loan of $2,125 helped to buy fabrics to sew national dresses for women.


Malika's story

Malika is a young woman and the mother of three children. Her oldest daughter and son are married, so she and her husband, Nozim, only have their youngest daughter in their care.

Malika has been sewing women's clothes for a long time; she sews beautiful dresses for Tajik women. She used to work from home but now, because of an influx of customers, she rents a shop in a busy location in the center of town. She is assisted by her daughter who has started to learn her mother's trade.

Malika's husband also works as an entrepreneur and sells vegetables at the market. As all members of the family are working, they take care of each other and carry out their responsibilities thanks to their earnings.

Malika will use our loan to buy fabrics so that she can sew national dresses and sell them. She has regular customers who sometimes come from far away places.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Sophie Narayan



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