“SWEET FUTURES” CAFÉ IN THE NEGEV BECOMES MOBILE THANKS TO CVI   

on  15/05/2014 
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Social business enterprise helps rehabilitate abused girls
There are not too many opportunities for a leisurely cup of coffee with cake along the Gaza border, but with the help of the Christenen voor Israel (Christians for Israel) from Holland, a new initiative has come to fill that niche! A modern “waffle truck” dedicated yesterday, 15 May, at Kibbutz Karmia will now make it possible for residents of the Negev to enjoy delectable desserts created by the "Sweet Futures Waffle Bar”.

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CVI Donors Mission from Holland in Karmia - Launching the Eden Waffle truck. 

The Waffle Bar is a social business enterprise operated by students at the Eden Boarding School on Kibbutz Karmia. Established by the Eden Association for the Promotion of Educational and Social Projects in the Northern Negev, the school rehabilitates teenage girls from severely disadvantaged backgrounds, most of whom experienced hair-raising stories of acute violence and abuse, and restores their ability to move ahead and create change in their lives.

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The café is a therapeutic tool that enhances the girls’ self-image and skills while

simultaneously providing business training and practical tools for eventual integration into the labor market. 
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“The Dutch donors were very wise in choosing a project that incorporates education, enterprise,  initiative, a source of livelihood and a means of personal empowerment”, noted Aya Harif, director of Keren Hayesod-UIA’s Projects Division. 
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CVI Donors Mission from Holland in Karmia - Launching the Eden Waffle truck. 

“The waffle truck project incorporates all of these elements and will help ensure a better and more meaningful life for the girls at the Eden Hostel”.   
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This mobile café features gourmet coffee, ice creams, pastries and a unique product, not easily obtainable in Israel – what else? - the Dutch waffle!
 
 
 

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