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Miriam is from Israel’s Negev region in the south. She is a 37-year-old mother of eight. She raises sheep for much-needed extra income for her family.

Miriam needed this loan to purchase additional sheep, food and a covering for her small herd. She wants to continue to raise her sheep and to expand into selling additional dairy products from their milk.

The sheep serve a dual purpose. They create additional income for Miriam’s family and they provide milk and wool.

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
  • $1,314,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 4.0
    Israel New Shekels (ILS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,275 helped Miriam to purchase additional sheep, food and a covering for her small herd.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 1, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 18, 2014