A loan of $3,000 helped to buy a computerized sewing machine and fabric.

Zulaikho's story

Zulaikho is 43 years old, married, and the mother of one son. In recent years, her husband has not lived with her and her son. They are not divorced, but her husband has a separate life. Zulaikho is raising her son as a single parent. She always tries to work diligently so that her son doesn't go without anything he needs. She would like to open a sewing business. She is able to fabricate the national women's dress and embroider it. She already knows who her first clients will be: her close relatives, neighbors, and friends. Zulaikho plans to sew two dress a day, one simple, the other more ornate. In order to achieve this goal, she is asking for a loan to buy a computerized sewing machine and fabric. Thanks to this loan, Zulaikho will have her own lucrative business and her life, as well as her son's, will be considerably improved.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Blake Griffin

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