KIEDF launched the Microenterprise Initiative in 2006 to help low income, and unemployed populations create an independent income generating activity. As part of our ongoing business services, KIEDF provides training and consultation to populations needing crucial assistance.
From 2006 through 2010 we ran micro-business development training courses and supplied the tools necessary to develop and successfully manage a business activity and grow into a business. KIEDF based our programs on the International Labor Organizations trainings. Training was adjusted to the needs of the different target populations (mainly women), including new immigrants, entrepreneurs from Orthodox communities, welfare recipients, and Israeli Arabs. We worked with local municipalities, universities, NGO's and the Israeli Small Business Association.
Today KIEDF continues to provide business consultation while connecting clients with existing services. In 2018 we began providing Scaling Up services to ensure microentrepreneurs understand the steps needed to bring their businesses to the next level.