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Zahara
Zahara is a single mother from northern Israel. She decided to earn a decent living for her family and develop a profession she loves. Zahara took training and certification courses in hair styling and makeup artistry. After opening a business activity, gaining experience, developing a strong customer base and reputation, Zahara has decided to expand her enterprise.

Zahara needed this loan to purchase mirrors, a hair styling station, a closet, shelving and hair styling supplies.

Zahara is continuing to take professional courses and receive business consultation. She wants one day to expand her business and specialize into a bridal salon.

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
  • 0
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    Israel Loans Fundraising
  • $1,290,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.8
    Israel New Shekels (ILS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $3,950 helped Zahara to purchase mirrors, a hair styling station, a closet, shelving and hair styling supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 4, 2012
Listed
May 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014