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Zahara is a mother of two from Israel’s Negev region. She never finished school but has a strong desire to use her skills and move forward. She began raising sheep, starting with just six, and now wants to expand her business.

She needs this loan to purchase an additional 15 sheep, to pay for water and food, and to help with maintenance expenses.

Zahara is proud of what she has developed thus far. She wants to continue and expand her business and see the number of her sheep increase, directly assisting her to generate more income.

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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  • $1,247,675
    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 $1,725 helped Zahara to purchase an additional 15 sheep, to pay for water and food, and to help with maintenance expenses.
93% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2014
Jan 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: