Each quarter, we give you fresh news of what is going on on the field. Discover below the highlights of the last three months!
women benefiting from our livelihoods programs
Our livelihoods programs (sewing, hairdressing, etc) provide vulnerable and often-marginalized women skill-training and resources for loans and equipment in order to increase their ability to earn income. With this additional income, they often buy educational materials and food for their children and meet their families’ basic needs and expenses. It helps to give them more independence and a stronger voice in the family. We believe that when a woman is empowered, it empowers the entire family, and ultimately the community.
school uniforms distributed
Around 500 brand new school uniforms have been distributed to children in three of our education programs. They were hand-made by the ladies in our income-generating sewing programs. We are confident this will help increase the students’ sense of normalcy and belonging to the community and prevent any discrimination or bullying between the children.
vulnerable children have received boots, sweaters, socks and jackets to keep warm
Through six of our partners and in eight locations in Lebanon, hundreds of children received much needed winter clothes to keep warm. Around 1,000 pairs of boots, 1,000 sweaters, 1,000 pairs of socks, and 650 jackets were distributed in total in the last few months. This ads to the 3,000 mattresses, 8,000 blankets, 400 stoves, and 4,000 fuel vouchers distributed this year through our winter programs in Lebanon and Syria.