Kelim Shloovim

Situated in the heart of Tel Aviv’s bustling center, on the corner of Dizengoff and Basel, KelimShloovim*, sells a wide range of products made by adults with mental disorders, youth-at-risk, elderly and marginalized populations. Under the umbrella of Shikum Acher, KelimShloovim provides employment opportunities and a supportive work environment in the store for up to 15 employees (in 3 shifts) with mental disorders and a professional and respectable infrastructure, platform and opportunity for a wide number of NGO’s and sheltered workshops to market and sell their products. Kelim Shloovim not only helps a large number of nonprofits increase the income they generate, making them less dependent on philanthropic contributions, but in parallel increases employment opportunities for those disabled and marginalized people who often face barriers in finding suitable work and helps to inspire and empower them.

IVN’s goals are to help it become a self-sustaining social enterprise within 3 years, open additional branches in other locations in Israel, as well as develop their online presence and activity.

Joined IVN’s portfolio in early 2012 as part of the Social Venture Program.

*Kelim Shloovim (meaning): Connected Vessels – When liquid in a number of connected containers balances out to the same level in all of the containers regardless of their shape and volume

STATUS: Mature

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Mentors

Erez Antebi
With decades of experience in hi-tech management, Erez is the CEO of Gilat Satellites.

Michal Kahan
Michal is currently the CEO of Lev El. Prior to Lev El Michal was a Director of Marketing for Broadcom Corporation (NADAQ: BRCM) and co-founder of Dune networks in 2001 which was then acquired by Broadcom in Dec 2009. Michal has decades of experience in business, sales and marketing.

 

Co-Investors

IVN & Rashi Foundation

Impact

Number of Employees

  • 2012 (May-Dec) – 6
  • 2013 – 16

NGO’s Working with the Store

  • 2012 (May-Dec) – 30
  • 2013 – 35

Hourly Wage

  • 2012 (May-Dec) – NIS 10-13/hour
  • 2013 – NIS 15-18/hour