A loan of $2,950 helped to buy two sewing machines as well as tables and chairs to open a sewing shop.


Saodat's story

Saodat lives in the region of B. Gafurov in the town of Khujand. She is 41 years old. She lives with her husband and her son. Her husband is 43 and her son is 22 years old. She has married early and gave birth to her son. She was only nineteen and her husband was 21. Saodat is a nice and responsible woman who can always keep comfort and warmth in her home for her men. Saodat has a secondary technical education and a talent in the field of sewing of traditional women's dresses. She plans to open a sewing shop and start her own business. Saodat has rented out a space on the region's market and purchased necessary instruments. Right now she is asking for a loan to buy two sewing machines and also tables and chairs. Saodat plans to sew three dresses a day and also offer to take orders to sew suites and pants. Her sewing shop will be open from 8 am to 6 pm. Saodat belives that her service will be always in demand and her sewing shop will always have success because her shop is located on the market where there are a lot of people.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Elena Fedorchuk



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