MARKHAMAT VILLAGE, TAJIKISTAN
Manzura is a cheerful 37-year-old woman. She was married at 19 and has three children. Her husband goes to Russia for work every year and his earnings provide the greatest share of family income. Manzura is very hard working and tries to earn income as well. She grows cucumbers, tomatoes and parsley in their greenhouse and sells it at the market. At first she was shy about selling at the market but gradually she became accustomed to it and now is a good sales person with her own clients. She likes to work in her greenhouse and she also likes to make yarn at the workshop. She is one of the most experienced spinners and likes her work very much. She uses her earnings to buy school supplies and pay school fees for her children. She would love to travel to the United States, meet the knitters who work with her yarn and receive their feedback.