A loan of $650 helped to buy a sewing machine.

Martaba's story

Martaba is an experienced seamstress. She excels at sewing traditional Tajik dresses. She is 23 years old. She is married and raising a child. Her husband is a baker. Her child is 3 years old. In order to provide for her family, four years ago she launched her business sewing traditional national women's clothing. She works in a sewing shop downtown. Thanks to her good service, she has a wide customer base. Her clients are women of demanding taste, and are hard to please, but Martaba easily manages to satisfy their whims. Martabu is respected and trusted in the neighborhood, because she is very conscientious. She needs a new sewing machine, but her income doesn't allow for it. She is requesting a loan in the amoutn of 3,000 TJS in order to buy a new sewing machine. She promises to pay her loan back on time. She is counting on you and your kindness.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Katharina S

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