A loan of $1,800 helped to purchase a sewing machine for expanding her business.

Sanoatkhon's story

Sanoatkhon is 27 years old. She lives not far from the city of Dushanbe, in the Rudaki region. Sanoatkhon is married to a builder. They have three children. Sanoatkhon is a housewife, but is not sitting at home without anything to do, she earns money herself. She provides a sewing service. She has been a seamstress for a long time. She learnt cutting and sewing already when she went to school. She has worked professionally with this activity for 3 years already.

Sanoatkhon takes orders and boldly realizes her ideas on fabric and shares her talent with other girls. The neighboring girls would very much like to learn to sew, but does not have sewing machines. Sanoatkhon would like to use the money from the loan to purchase a sewing machine and teach the girls to use a sewing machine, sewing devices, sew, cut and do embroidery. Naturally from this she will receive additional income and expand the scope of her activities.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Audhild A.

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