Helping Dreams Come True with a Small Business Loan
Meet Ilana and Sancar, borrowers of a Small Business Loan provided by Hebrew Free Loan of San Diego (HFLSD). Ilana is a San Diego-based physical therapist whose dream is to work for herself and Sancar is a mechanical engineer and an entrepreneur whose dream is to have his own business. Ilana, who has a doctorate in Physical Therapy (PT), was running her own mobile physical therapy business throughout the COVID-19 pandemic until her husband encouraged her to start her dream clinic so that she could help more patients more efficiently.
They intentionally picked a location close to their home so that Ilana would not need to travel much anymore, and in a growing neighborhood. However, the city would not let them open without changing the zone from an industrial building to a medical/commercial building. It took 7 months to get the proper permitting while they were still renting the empty building but without generating income from it. All the while they were still working their other jobs full time and buying equipment for the clinic. Ilana and Sancar approached HFLSD to help them navigate this difficult time and make sure that they could get all of the equipment and technology they needed for top quality care.
Ilana and Sancar are grateful for the support they received from HFLSD. “We are thrilled to be a part of the HFLSD family and we are already flourishing in the community, and helping so many patients.” In turn, as part of Ilana and Sancar’s professional journey, HFLSD is continuing its mission of aiding and empowering the San Diego Jewish community through interest-free loans.
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