A loan of $1,400 helped to buy sewing machines.

Гулбахор's story

Gulbakhor is a skilled seamstress. She sews beautiful national dresses for women. She also is able to embroider dresses with beads and make decorative flowers to decorate her dresses. Gulbakhor has been sewing since she was a child and her talent is approaching that of a master. When she was young, she took lessons from a master seamstress. There, she learned all the details of the trade. As stressed by Gulbakhor, her mentor was very demanding and managed to turn her into a talented seamstress. She also has a special talent for beading. Despite her young age, she has a number of dedicated clients whom she is always happy to serve. When Gulbakhor started her own family and had two children, the need to expand her business arouse. Mostly, she sews out of her home. Now, with the help of Arvand, she wants to create her own small business outside of the home. Her husband supports this effort. Because of the increasing need of the family, she wants to equip her place of business with all necessary sewing machines. This way, her business cab stay afloat and she can continue to serve more and more clients. Consequently, she'll be able to earn enough money for her children's education, and to support the family. With the loan, Gulbakhor plans to buy sewing machines. She hopes this loan will help her move towards her ultimate goals. She is grateful to Arvand for the assistance and support.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Blake Griffin

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