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Iman is a 33-year-old mother of two. She has a degree in business and economics and ample knowledge to create a successful small business. Iman decided to tackle her family’s economic stability and purchased a local bookstore. The 15-year-old bookstore was slated to close until Iman stepped in to not only revitalize the store but fortify her family. In order to make the store profitable, Iman decided to diversify its stock and introduce additional book types, gifts and toys.

Iman needed this loan to restock her bookstore and expand its product range.

In the future Iman wants to overcome the seasonality of her bookstore by expanding with products that will draw customers throughout the year.

Additional Information

About KIEDF:

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%.

About Israel

  • $36,200
    Average annual income
  • 1
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    Israel Loans Fundraising
  • $1,357,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.8
    Israel New Shekels (ILS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,650 helped Iman to restock her bookstore and expand its product range.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2011
Dec 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 20, 2014