Fatna is an experienced businesswoman from Nazereth. She holds a degree in Bookkeeping and has taken extensive cosmetics courses. Fatna gained marketing experience in a previous position and decided to open her Cosmetics Institute to train other women in cosmetics services. She offers courses in manicures, pedicures, acupuncture, wax, and cosmetics. She wants to introduce courses in permanent makeup application to expose students to an additional skill and business area.
Fatna needs this loan to assist in purchasing a computer, cosmetic supplies and a permanent makeup application machine.
Fatna wants to continue to strengthen her Institute and provide ongoing opportunities for women to gain useful skills they can then take and use.
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%.