A loan of $225 helped to purchase of thread and fabrics.


Marifat's story

Marifat is a master craftsman of Tajik Suzani embroidery. She can bring life to fabric with her embroidery and brings happiness to her client. Since starting her embroidery business 35 years ago Marifat was able to learn all the details of her trade and train a number of students. Due to her age and health Marifat no longer takes many frequent requests for fine embroidery. She has a high expectations for her embroidery work and now her health does not allow her to take tens of orders at once and finish them in a speedy manner. However, Marifat is able to use her skill for other purposes - she now embroiders "yurma" on shawls (ruymol), souvenirs and special fabric bags. Her crafts reflects the world of embroidery masters, opens and teaches one about the history and culture of Tajik people. It is rightfully carries the name "Folk Craft".

Marifat is a professional at work and a caring mother at home. She and her husband raised four children to adulthood. Her children have now started their own families, only the youngest son still lives with his parents. Marifat is going to use this loan to purchase embroidery floss and fabrics. She otherwise lacks the necessary fund and because of that has turned to "Arvand" for help. She is grateful in advance for support and trust.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer



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