Success story Tajikistan: Habi Juraeva

Skullcap is a national headdress of the Tajik people, made from woven fabrics, including velvet, decorated with silk embroidery, as well as gold and silver. Only women with sharp vision and perseverance can manage this kind of work.

Habi is a talented craftswoman, engaged in embroidery of skullcaps for 4 years. Thanks to her activity, she care of her family needs. She lives in Tursunzade town with her husband and two children. Her husband works at an aluminum plant of the town since 2006 and helps his wife with providing their family.

On November 2016, Habi got a loan from MFI "Humo" in the amount of 3000 TJS that she used for the construction of her new home. Having repaid the loan ahead of schedule, she intended to take a second loan, this time to expand her embroidery business. So in June 2016, she received a loan in the amount of 2500 TJS and purchased an additional sewing machine.
At the moment, Habi is the most talented and famous craftswoman in her village and she has several apprentices. Her daughter helps her in the activity and work on the new sewing machine.

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