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Nasrin is from northern Israel. She is well-known in her area as a creative and talented artist. Through the help and encouragement of her family, Nasrin opened a store selling toys, children's clothing, gift items, purses, bags scarves and costume jewelry. She also sells items she has created and has gained a good reputation. The diversity of items are well in demand in her area, and her store is centrally located with both new and returning customers. Nasrin has also expanded, including a corner for manicures and artificial nails, a wonderful addition to her business.

Nasrin needed this loan for shelving, a jewelry stand, stock of jewelry, bags, scarves, toys, a manicure station and materials.

Nasrin is dedicated to her growing business and believes in its potential. She wants to continue and see her business strengthen as her family grows.

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More information about this loan

KIEDF targets some of the most marginalized groups and areas in Israel with its microfinance services, specifically working with Bedouins, Haredi women, and Israeli-Ethiopians. By contributing to this loan, you are supporting a borrower who otherwise would have very limited access to financial services. 

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
  • $1,357,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.6
    Israel New Shekels (ILS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $5,525 helped Nasrin to buy shelving, a jewelry stand, stock of jewelry, bags, scarves, toys, a manicure station and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 20, 2015