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Amna owns a minimarket in Shaab. It is well run and she is slowly building up her business. In preparation for Ramadan, Amna wanted to increase her stock and begin some minor renovations.

Amna has used this loan to purchase stock and make minor renovations to her store. Her dream is to keep developing her store into a full neighborhood supermarket.

Additional Information

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 $2,250 helped Amna to purchase stock and make minor renovations to her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 22, 2015