Shemi’s Empowering Studio

My name is Shemi Bokobza and I established and direct the “Shemi Bokobza” physical fitness training studio in Ashkelon. During the war we ran into cash flow difficulties; lots of customers canceled or froze subscriptions, which closed the revenue tap for us despite our ongoing expenses.

My impact loan status:

$13,445 / $13,445
Meet Avi Shem Bokobza

Micro lending, Macro Impact

Our goal with this loan is to market and breathe life back into the studio, maintain the current clientele, pay salaries on time, and get back to normal quickly.

My business - My spark

“Shemi Bokobza” is a fitness studio for the rehabilitation and empowerment of youth and adults using the amazing tool of physical fitness training. We accompany adults but also teenage groups that, with the help of physical training, restore self-confidence in their body image, personal and social skills and abilities.  The group work also teaches commitment, processes, patience and dealing with frustration and difficulty.

A few more words

My name is Shemi and I have been directing this physical training business for over 6 years since I established it. So far we have helped hundreds of people change their lives. I love so much to see people who flourish at the studio, and this need is doubly important to me now during the war when people are depressed, and weaker physically and mentally.


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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.

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Israel is at war

Small Israeli businesses need your support now more than ever. SparkIL has expanded the eligibility for recieving a loan to any business that has been affected by the war