A loan of $575 helped to purchase thread, fabrics, needles, and a sewing machine for her tailoring shop.

Puspanjali's story

Puspanjali is a 33-year-old responsible daughter. She is a differently abled lady living with her parents and a brother.

Puspanjali has been involved in sewing for the last six years. When she was 25 years old, she decided to share her father’s burden, earn, and be independent. So, she took training in tailoring, and from then on she has been engaged in tailoring. She currently has two sewing machines, which she utilizes to stitch salwar suits (traditional Indian dresses).

She requested a loan of 30,000 INR through People’s Forum to purchase thread, fabrics, needles, and another sewing machine (picot sewing machine) that will help her do picot stitching for sarees (a special stitch for saree edges) and stitch saree blouses.

Puspanjali also plans to buy some cloth and make dresses to sell. She says the gain from her business will help her to strengthen her family financially and help her to be more independent. She hopes to be able to train some girls in her village and hire them for help by buying more sewing machines and growing her business, creating a living for other girls in the village.

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