I am the owner of a shoe store in Yad-Benyamin in Shepela. The store has been in existence for about ten years, offering a variety of footwear and complementary products to the religious community. Due to the war, our sales have decreased because families have left the area, and those who remain naturally refrain from indulging in luxuries such as buying shoes. I need assistance to help me get through this challenging time.
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What I need help with
The war has resulted in a decrease in income, attributed to families leaving the area and reduced spending on non-essential items like shoes, has heightened concerns. The loan will help me to navigate these challenges, providing peace of mind and a sense of security in addressing the financial difficulties.
About my business
I am the owner of a shoe store in Yad-Benyamin in Shepela, operating for about ten years. Our store provides a range of footwear and complementary products to the local religious community. This service is particularly beneficial, preventing people from having to leave the settlement to buy these products, especially at the start of the season and during holidays.
I’m Sarah Schnir, 62 years old, and a mother of 7 children. I am divorced so my children are my primary responsibility. I am the sole breadwinner in the family, and the store is my only source of income. We faced eviction from Gush-Katif and currently reside in Bar-Ganim, near Ashkelon.