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Sara is a 42-year-old mother of three who opened a mini-market in her neighborhood in 2008. Slowly, slowly, Sara has grown her store, introducing additional products and expanding from a mini-market open part-time to a small grocery store.

Sara needs this loan to further expand stock and purchase new items for her store.

Sara wants to see her store flourish and grow. One day she wants to buy a plot of land and help her children build their homes.

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
  • 1
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    Israel Loans Fundraising
  • $1,357,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.5
    Israel New Shekels (ILS) = $1 USD
Paying Back - Currency Exchange Loss

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $5,700 helped Sara to further expand stock and purchase new items for her store.
76% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 13, 2013
Nov 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: