Kibbutz women open shop

Some 680 female kibbutz members have opened small businesses over the past few years, handling a total financial turnover of about NIS 100 million, the Kibbutz Industry Association said Monday.

Some 680 female kibbutz members have opened small businesses over the past few years, handling a total financial turnover of about NIS 100 million, the Kibbutz Industry Association said Monday. Businesses opened by the kibbutz women include external service providers, creation and sale of art pieces, shops, tourist accommodations and attractions, as well as spas and treatment facilities. The businesses are characterized by slow but consistent growth due to the management preferences of the kibbutz women entrepreneurs who prefer stable growth over risky investments, said association small business and entrepreneurship division director Batya Rokman.