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Hallala is a 41-year-old mother of four from southern Israel. She was taken out of school after ninth grade but has always been determined to learn and gain skills. Hallala began taking part in a local women’s forum, and through the forum she learned crochet, sewing and jewelry making. She has worked with KIEDF gaining basic business management skills and developed her microenterprise. Hallala took small loans in the past to open and manage her business, always paying back on time. She now needs to expand further and upgrade some of her materials and equipment.

Hallala needed this loan to purchase a sewing machine, specialized equipment, beads, string, wool and other materials.

Hallala’s husband supports her work and believes she is developing a good business, adding to their family’s income. Hallala wants to continue to strengthen her business and provide for her children.

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

  • $28,930
    Average annual income
  • 0
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    Israel Loans Fundraising
  • $1,261,500
    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 $5,675 helped Hallala to purchase a sewing machine, specialized equipment, beads, string, wool and other materials.
56% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 14, 2013
Nov 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: