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Anna is a 42-year-old divorced mother of two. Originally from Russia, Anna moved to Israel in the mid 90s. She opened her manicure-pedicure business in 2008 and has succeeded in earning a decent income for her family. She works out of a hair salon in Tel Aviv.

Anna decided to expand her business into cosmetics, providing make-up artistry and cosmetic sales. After completing studies in cosmetics, Anna began her expansion with success.

Anna needs this loan to purchase modern cosmetic equipment and professional make-up supplies.

Anna wants to continue providing quality services and expanding her client base. Her dream is to ensure a strong a bright future for her children.

Additional Information

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
  • $1,393,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.4
    Israel New Shekels (ILS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,950 helped Anna to purchase modern cosmetic equipment and professional make-up supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2011
Apr 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013