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Iman is the mother of six children who lives in Israel’s Negev region. She has a small mini-market in her home. Iman has a strong customer base from throughout her neighborhood. She also cooks, bakes, and sells products in her store. Iman wants to expand her mini-market and add products to meet the existing demand of her customers.

Iman is requesting a loan to help pay for renovations such as adding an additional room, buying two refrigerators, and purchasing stocks of milk, vegetarian products, candies, and cleaning supplies. She will use her loan to expand her mini-market and add dairy and vegetarian products. Iman loves how her store has grown and she sees its potential. One day she wants to open a full supermarket.

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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
  • $1,247,675
    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 $4,350 helped Iman to add an additional room, buy two refrigerators, and purchase milk, vegetarian products, candies and cleaning supplies.
35% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2014
Jun 22, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: