Category Employment
Address Beirut Digital District, Nassif El Yazigi St., Bachoura, Beirut, Lebanon
Year of Establishment 2004
Number of Staff 15
Akkar, Baalbek-Hermel, Beirut, Beqaa, Mount Lebanon, Nabatieh, North, South

Strengthening social enterprises that transform the lives of women and children in the Arab world's most disadvantaged communities

Upcoming project

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.

Board Members

Myrna Atalla
Executive Director

Fadel Zayan
Investment Director

Michelle Mouracade
Lebanon Country Director

Vanessa Zuabi
Development Director

Shenouda Bissada
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

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