Asirya is a widow from Kfar Yassif. She began working to create a monthly income for herself and her family many years ago when her husband passed away. Originally, she sold pita made over an open fire pit. She has branched out to include additional homemade items and crocheted items, which she sells. Asirya is expanding her business activity and introducing pita and bread made in the tabun oven. This will allow her to increase her supply and meet demands from her customers. The business is located in her home and draws clients with her fresh and delicious pita & bread.
Asirya needs her loan to purchase a special tabun oven and bread making supplies and materials.
Asirya wants to continue and provide an even better income for her family and draw clients from throughout the area.
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%.