Under the leadership of President Jeffrey Farber, the American Friends’ efforts in fundraising, advocacy and strategy aim to help move Israel toward a free-market economy and to enhance economic expansion in Israel’s private sector. Read the latest summary results from Israel.

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As the leading small-business loan program in Israel, Koret leverages philanthropy to extend hundreds of millions of dollars in credit to thousands of small businesses.[click for larger video]

Since 1994, KIEDF has:

  • Facilitated nearly $245 million in financing
  • Supported more than 8,800 small businesses
  • Sustained nearly 42,000 jobs in Israel

Haaretz reports on KIEDF's launch of $160 million fund to support development in the Negev and Gilboa (learn more)

 

Israel21c reports on the SAWA Negev Bedouin Loan Fund

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Koret in Israel extends 1,000th microloan through program assisting Bedouin women in the Negev

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Creating self sufficiency: The Koret Foundation helps people help themselves

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Study: Lack of competitive tax system costs foreign investment

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Israeli Food Insecurity Aggravated by Policies that Support Agricultural Waste, According to New Report

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As small businesses struggle in Israel's north, UJC moves to inject capital in area

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