A loan of $550 helped to pay for purchasing four new sewing machines and fabrics for her tailoring shop.

Tapaswini's story

Tapaswini is a 25-year-old divorced women living with her parents, three younger sisters and a son, who is 4 years old. After her divorce with her husband, she came back to her paternal house and started living with her parents and her sisters. She felt like a burden on her parents, as her father already had the responsibility of her three sisters, so she planned to help her father financially. She started a small tailoring shop with one sewing machine. She took orders from her customers for stitching their dresses. She earns 4,000 Indian rupees (INR) per month from this activity which is not sufficient for her family.

Tapaswini has a plan to purchase four new sewing machines and fabrics for her shop so that she can take more orders from her existing customers, increase her client base, and earn more. She says, “I can earn up to 10,000 INR per month after adding new machines to my shop, and I will involve my sisters in this business to help me.”

Tapaswini has requested a loan of 30,000 INR for purchasing new sewing machines and fabrics and to appoint a workforce to help her. She wants to help her father get her sisters married and save some money for her son's future.

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