Hativ is from Shaab in northern Israel. After studying fashion design, Hativ opened a seamstress and tailoring shop which she built to include a staff of 25. She was a successful businesswomen, but unfortunately an illness changed her life and impacted her business. Hativ was forced to close her business and move back home to her parents with her family while she battled her illness and recovered. After time, she regained her health, but financially she was fragile. Hativ reentered the workforce as an employee. When she was ready and had the opportunity, she began a small business activity from her home, providing tailoring and seamstress services. Now that she is back on her feet, Hativ has relocated her business to the center of Shaab and is working to expand her activity and grow. She has an excellent and admired reputation and her professionalism and talent is the force behind her growing business.
Hativ needs this loan to pay for renovations, an air conditioner, cloths, material, and sewing supplies.
She is working to expand her business and build a house of her own.
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%.