SparkIL is a non-profit organization that facilitates interest-free loans to small businesses in Israel and offers you the opportunity to take part in a project that makes an impact with less effort than buying a cup of coffee.
Exodus 22:24, “If you lend money to My people…do not act toward them as a creditor; exact no interest from them.”
Within the granting of loans, Jewish tradition wisely understood the complicated dynamics that accompany the loaning of money with interest. SparkIL is a non-profit organization that offers interest-free loans to small businesses in Israel who really need it. With that idea in mind, we let you (and your friends!) make a real, measurable, and continuing impact on marginalized populations across Israel – for the do-ers who need your support the most.
Choose a business you believe in to give a loan to
When the business’ funding goal is met, the funds are transferred
The business makes an impact and repays the loan
Redirect the funds to another worthy business or withdraw them
Discover and lend to businesses that reflect your own values
Your loan supports the business owner, their community, and the country
The crowdfunding approach minimizes risk and maximizes opportunities for success
As the funds are repaid, give them new purpose by redirecting them to another business
Interest-free loans are good for the lender, the business, and the community
All businesses are vetted by SparkIL to validate their plan and social impact
100% of your loan goes to the business or businesses of your choosing.
No. In fact, please invite your friends in making an impact and helping a business in Israel flourish. If you are interested in funding the full loan amount, please email email@example.com.
You will begin to receive monthly repayments after the campaign ends. The balance can be seen in you SparkIL account. SparkIL does not guarantee repayment but works diligently to ensure the borrowers pay back their loan in full.
A cross section of businesses, throughout Israeli society are encouraged to apply for a loan through SparkIL. The business owners fall within the social, economic, or geographic periphery of Israel. For more on that visit our impact page.
The SparkIL team works closely with the borrowers to promote the campaign in various mediums to ensure the loan is fully funded. In some cases, there are matching dollars that will be used if a campaign needs a boost. Most borrowers will still be able to use the money even if the loan is not fully funded.