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


Saida's story

Saida is an unwed young woman, 30 years old. She lives with her parents in the Gissar region, located in the central-western part of Tajikistan. She has received a higher education and works in a cotton mill. Saida also is a professional dressmaker. In her free time, she embroiders the national dress and teaches students to cut and sew. Now, Saida wants to open her own business in the industry. She is asking for a loan to buy a new sewing machine for embroidery. She plans to take orders, working from home, and to increase the number of students she has. Saida is hoping for a successful beginning for her new endeavors and in the future, she plans to open her own sewing guild.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Blake Griffin



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