Hannan is a mother of four grown children. She makes homemade food and meals. Hannan sells her meals to locals, area businesses and school children. She also works with after-school daycare programs. Hannan provides delicious meals, focusing on traditional dishes such as couscous, stuffed vegetables, salads, stuffed chicken, desserts and different baked goods.
Hannan needs this loan to help build a professional kitchen outside her home.
She wants to continue to see her business expand by developing a professional kitchen and eventually hiring staff to assist in her business.
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%.