Sahar was only 9 when she learned knitting and started earning money through knitting. She taught her younger sister Beheshta, at left, to help her finish orders. Beheshta is 13 and in 8th grade in school.
Due to the family’s inability to afford Sahar’s university education, Sahar couldn’t continue her studies at the university. She says “I wanted to study economics, and it was my dream to be able to help my family and my community through my education and a better profession.” She thinks if a girl studies at the university, she can become independent and can stand on her own feet.
With their knitting income, Sahar and Beheshta pay for the family’s expenses, including their siblings’ clothing, school books, notebooks, and pens.