A loan of $650 helped to purchase cotton in order to make national mattresses.


Rahbar's story

Rahbar started her partnership with our organization in 2011. She sews "kurpachi" or national mattresses at home. Her mother taught her this business, and now Rahbar continues it herself and helps her mother to make "kurpachi." Rahbar also works as a waitress at a restaurant. She tries to earn more because her children grew up, and she needs to get ready for them to start a university and save money for her son's and daughter's weddings. Rahbar has four children, and her husband works hard as well. She wants to obtain this loan to purchase cotton in order to make national mattresses. According to our traditions, when a daughter gets married, her dowry must include national mattresses. Currently, it is the season when everyone is getting ready for weddings and order these kurpachi (national mattresses) from Rahbar. She plans to use this loan to buy cotton and is grateful in advance.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Sorokina-Hailey



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