There was little that Shafiqa could do to help her husband support their family of six children.
Her husband was a daily wage labourer and barely made enough to make ends meet. Shafiqa knew some tailoring, but not enough to earn good money. She made a paltry sum of 500 Afs monthly by sewing clothes for her neighbours.
Things changed when she joined Zardozi in 2014. She learned new skills and designs in tailoring. But most of all, she learned how to market her products and business communication. In a matter of months, her average monthly income began to rise. Today, she earns about 7,000 Afs a month and is able to give her children a better life.
“I have more customer’s today because I’ve earned their trust by creating quality products,” she shares. “I can run my business without relying on anyone else’s support,” she adds with pride.
She wants her children to get educated and pushes them to do better, by setting an example for them. She is working hard to grow her business and aims to someday be a job provider for other’s like her.