Total loan: $2,925
Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv District, Israel / Food
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A loan helped to buy furniture and make repairs to improve her coffee shop.
Sunday arrived in Israel seven years ago after escaping war in Sudan and completing the long journey by foot to Israel. A mother of three, Sunday is an asylum seeker, which limits the employment opportunities available to her. Driven to provide for her young children and to take control of her life, Sunday used a small loan from Microfy, which has been repaid in full, to open a coffee shop in south Tel Aviv. Her shop provides a safe place for the local community to socialize and enjoy a drink. While most of her clientele are Sudanese and Eritrean asylum seekers, she also receives a number of Israelis and tourists as patrons. Following initial success in her business, Sunday now wants to expand the store, which is in need of painting and furnishing. Currently Sunday has borrowed furniture to provide seating for customers, but she now wants a second loan from Kiva partner Microfy to buy tables and chairs, as well as a television and freezer, to better provide for her clients. Part of the loan will also go towards complying with Israeli regulations so that she can complete the business registration process. Please help Sunday reach her goal of sustaining a business to service her community.