A loan of $1,025 helped purchase of raw materials: cotton and fabric.


Dilbar's story

Dilbar S. was born in 1949. She is a widow with 8 children. Despite her age, 58 years, Dilbar makes and sells traditional Tajik clothing. Her business began with sale of traditional dresses. She sews the dresses at home and sells them at the Khayr market in the city of Vahdat. The clothing she makes also includes the chapan (traditional coat). She buys raw materials, product accessories, and a few prepared products for her assortment of goods at the Korvon wholesale market in Dushanbe. Her son is her business partner.


She would like to take out a 10 month, 3500 somoni ($1025) loan to increase her operating capital.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Anna Hazen


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