Huda is from the northern city of Tamra and has been working for over 30 years as a seamstress. During all her years she took courses and taught herself in order to advance her skills. After years of receiving compliments and being encouraged by customers and friends, Huda started offering seamstress and tailor services in the afternoon. She has also begun to create some of her own designs. Huda wants to further establish her microbusiness and expand her services. Huda works with her sister-in-law at her business and has gained more and more clients wanting to purchase the clothes she creates.
She needs this loan to purchase a more professional sewing machine.
Huda wants to continue expanding her business. She continues to take design classes and wants to branch out into wedding designs and evening dresses.
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%.