Gaziya is a 41-year-old mother of five from the Negev. Gaziya raises sheep and sells them at market. She also sells cheese products and sheep's milk. Gaziya currently has 30 head of sheep but needs to increase her number and restock her supply.
Gaziya needs this loan to purchase more ewes and sheep to raise.
Her dream is to provide an education to all of her children, strengthening their future.
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%.