Due to issues of modesty as a married woman, Alizabeth's 20 year old daughter is pictured in the photo. Alizabeth is a 39-year-old mother of 11 children. Three years ago, she opened a photography and event organization business. She speaks about catching that special moment with a simple click of her lens. Alizabeth works with each client to focus the pictures and event album to fit their dreams. Before opening her business, Alizabeth never held down a job.
Alizabeth took this loan to update and purchase photography & video equipment and a rolling cart for equipment transport.
In the future, Alizabeth wants to purchase a DJ system and continue to expand her business so she will actualize the dreams of each bride, family and client.
Koret Israel Economic Development Funds (KIEDF) launched its direct lending program, SAWA, in 2006 to help low-income and unemployed populations within Israel create independent income-generating activities. SAWA currently serves Bedouin women in the Negev, Arab Israeli women in northern Israel and Jewish Israeli women. SAWA loans support a wide variety of small business types including consumer goods sales, grocery stores, animal raising, hairdressing, sewing, and day care. SAWA continues to grow and serve new populations while maintaining a loss rate of less than 3%.