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Samiya is a seamstress from Shaab. She has a business providing sewing and alteration services. When Samiya has specialty jobs, or several jobs at once, she currently rents sewing machines. Having her own machines would enable Samiya to handle more customers and complete the work more quickly.

Samiya needs this loan to enable her to buy specialized sewing machines. She wants to open a shop located outside her home one day, and she wants to be able to send her sons abroad to study.

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
  • 2
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    Israel Loans Fundraising
  • $1,479,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.6
    Israel New Shekels (ILS) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,250 helped Samiya to buy specialized sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2013
Jul 31, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2015