We create sustainable solutions and models that inspire communities
We believe that every Lebanese in need should be supported in order to sustain a dignified life. To date, we have sustained the livelihood of more than 226,000 Lebanese households of elders and children by providing them access to food security, housing, healthcare, and/or education. Over the years, our work has evolved from providing direct relief to creating innovative sustainable solutions and models that aim at leading scalable social change and inspiring communities. By embracing a holistic long-term vision for Lebanon, our aim is to encourage people to make impact-driven decisions that benefit their local community, the economy, and a better future for the country.
A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH
We believe in utilizing Lebanon’s natural resources to limit our import and support our economy. We do that by relying on Lebanon’s land to support the widest number of families in need. In response to the sequential crises that impoverished more than half of the Lebanese people, we launched our agro-farming projects in lands that were donated to us in Baklush, West Bekaa and Qartaba, where we produce a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, grains, dairy products, honey and eggs, to supply our families of elders and children.
With Lebanon importing up to 80% of its food consumption, the need for solid and sustainable food and agriculture systems is more than vital. To ensure this sustainability, we use organic farming methods and follow permaculture practices that allow us to sustain our families with healthy food while reviving environmentally-friendly ancestral methods and encouraging the optimization of local natural resources.
Additionally, by partnering with young Lebanese farmers, we empower youth in rural areas, while spreading awareness on organic farming methods to nearby villages and putting our knowledge at the service of the community.
“With Lebanon importing up to 80% of its total food consumption, the need for solid and sustainable food and agriculture systems is more than vital.”
We believe in innovative and creative solutions that bring forth the importance of community living. From initiating pilot projects for green urban spaces in the heart of Beirut, to rehabilitating public and school playgrounds, beautifying neighborhoods and preserving Beirut’s heritage buildings, we are all about spearheading change towards progressive cities.
In order to help schools become continuously-improving communities, we realized we needed to understand the issues affecting these schools’ efforts to make improvements, beyond their mere first-hand financial struggles. From settling tuition fees, the strategy of our education program expanded to fund the schools’ CAPEX for the purchase and installation of renewable and independent energy sources. This way, not only do we allow schools in Lebanon to become self-reliant on clean energy in a country where electricity has become a luxury, but we also allow them to save expenses on energy costs which they can use to offset the next 3 years of unpaid tuitions for identified students, as well as teachers.
“The strategy of our education program expanded to fund the schools’ CAPEX for the purchase and installation of renewable and independent energy sources.”
PROJECTS THAT NEED URGENT ATTENTION
For over 30 years, Lebanon imported more than 80% of its food. Today, with the halting of imports and international donations, food scarcity hit its peak.
We created “Forsa II”, a program designed to provide renewable solar energy for schools, all over the Lebanese territories.