A loan of $625 helped to purchase a new, modern sewing machine.


Marina's story

Marina is a 44 year old seamstress who lives in the city of Dushanbe, in the very heart of Tajikistan. She is a master artisan, having sewn traditional women's dresses for about 6 years. She works from home, where she lives with her husband, 23 year old daughter, and 21 year old son. Her family is very close. Marina loves her family and her work. In order to improve her work process, Marina need to buy a new, modern sewing machine - her old machine is very outdated and frequently breaks, causing her great inconvenience. In the future she would really like to expand her business and open her own studio near her home.

Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Whitney Muhlestein



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