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Kaslum is a 55-year-old mother of seven children. While she completed only the ninth grade, she has always been determined to move her family forward. She has a successful falafel stand. She is known for her excellent items, fresh salads and wonderful taste. Kaslum wants to open a café area within her falafel stand.

She needed this loan to invest in a professional coffee maker, juicer and materials.

Kaslum wants the expansion to succeed and wants to add baked items in the café. She wants to invest in her children’s and grandchildren’s education, specifically the girls. She wants to make sure all of them complete school and go on to college and not have anyone have to drop out like she had to when she was in school.

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
  • $1,314,650
    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 $5,775 helped Kaslum to invest in a professional coffee maker, juicer and materials.
49% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2014
Apr 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: