Aniam is from Israel's Negev region. She has brought an amazing business to her village, a book rental library store. From her home Aniam rents books and provides story times and reading programs for school children. She also has books for adults. Aniam's dream has enriched her entire village with access to reading.
Aniam needed this loan to expand her book collection and purchase shelves and supplies.
Her dream is to open a central rental library which will have a wide selection of literature, with reading programs for all ages and story times for youth.
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%.