A loan of $850 helped to buy building materials such as cement, lumber, and paint for repairing her house.

Matluba's story

Matluba is a caring mother of a beautiful daughter named Sabrina. While she was in the maternity ward, Matluba learned how to sew traditional Tadjik men’s quilted “chapan” coats. She also makes traditional Tadjik “kurpacha” mattresses. Matluba accepts orders from local residents to make the kurpachas, and she sells the coats at the local market. She has been operating this business for more than 25 years. She and her husband, who is a builder, want to repair their house. Matluba and her family lives in a house that is in poor condition. She is asking for a loan in the amount of 4000 somoni to buy building materials, such as cement, lumber, pain, etc. She awaits your kind assistance.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Peter and Lynne Weil

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