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Sabrine studied young childhood education at the local college but afterwards she could not find employment in her field. Sabrine did not give up and decided she would find temporary employment until she could work for a decent wage. She began working in a supermarket. After she was married, she began working at a mini-market and then began managing the store. She knew she had the skills and could run her own mini-market and expand her income. In 2011 she opened her own mini-market which has been working ever since. She is now expanding her store.

Sabrine needs this loan for shelving, a large refrigerator, a soft drink machine and stock.

Sabrine wants to continue to strengthen her business and provide a secure economic future 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

  • $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 $5,800 helped Sabrine to purchase shelving, a large refrigerator, a soft drink machine and stock.
53% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 5, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: