Strengthening social enterprises that transform the lives of women and children in the Arab world's most disadvantaged communities
Alfanar (meaning ‘beacon’ in Arabic) is the first venture philanthropy organisation in the Arab region. We pool and provide strategic funding, training, management support and access to networks to ambitious social entrepreneurs working to sustainably educate, employ and economically empower vulnerable children, youth and women.
The bold social enterprises Alfanar invests in enable disadvantaged communities to secure the skills and opportunity they need to lead productive and dignified lives. In 2020, against a backdrop of economic crisis, COVID-19, and the Beirut blast, Alfanar’s portfolio of frontline social enterprises has directly improved the lives of 22,992 disadvantaged women, youth and children across Lebanon.
Lebanon Country Director
Egypt Country Director
Alfanar’s objective is to support 5 social enterprises in Lebanon for a period of 1 year with funding, training, managerial support and access to networks and markets. The social enterprises they are supporting are tackling critical issues related to one of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Amount to be fundraised: €55,000