Miswaras and her husband met a few years ago on their home island of Java and decided 2012 to move together for a better life on the neighboring island of Bali, about 600 km away. Miswaras began working in a tailor’s shop until her second daughter was born. After her birth she remained at home and cared for the children.
Her husband Achmad still works in a car repair shop, in which he earns about €5.60 a day. After her daughters were older, the 32-year-old mother opened her own tailor’s shop at home. There, she accepts orders from her former boss, which fills her with a lot of dedication. In addition to new tailored clothing, it also offers a change service.
With her business she can support the family with an additional €100 a month and increase the income. Especially the change service is very popular. However, she is now running out of materials for this. With one of our microcredits of €35, it was possible for her to buy new fabrics, needles and threads for her business.