Life looked bleak after Razia's husband died. There was no life insurance to support herself and two children. She used her savings to buy two sewing machines, but couldn't sustain a profit. With a $100 loan, Razia now buys material at bulk prices. Her income has allowed her to educate her children, repair her house, and open a savings account.
"My business is doing so well, I hired five women to help me." – Razia
*Due to cultural preference this photo is a representation.