A loan of $1,500 helped to buy three sewing machines and start a business.

Latofat's story

Latofat is a resident of Dushanbe and is 54 years old. She is starting a new business. Latofat knows how to sew and tailor, and wants to use her skills to earn an income. Latofat plans to open a sewing business in her home. She has already set aside a room for the work.

Latofat is requesting a loan because her personal savings are not enough. She plans to use the money to buy three sewing machines. Latofat's 21-year-old daughter will help Latofat in this endeavor; she also knows how to sew and is learning from her mother. Together, they will work to complete their orders. Latofat is thankful for the support of Kiva lenders. By starting a profitable business, she will be able to improve living conditions for her family.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Katie M

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