Near East Foundation (NEF)

Founded in 1915, the Near East Foundation's mission is to help build more sustainable, prosperous, and inclusive communities in the Middle East and Africa through education, governance, and economic development initiatives. NEF is an operational NGO with projects in seven countries -- Armenia, Egypt, Jordan, Mali, Morocco, Palestine, and Sudan -- where we work to directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people through programs in Peacebuilding, Civic Engagement and Education, Sustainable Agriculture, and Business Development. In the field, approximately 50 NEF staff members-all of them from the countries in which they work-partner with local organizations to find homeg...

Alis' art attracts new customers.

Alis' art attracts new customers.
Photo from Progress Report 'The Difference that Encouragement and a Small Grant Can Make' (view small | med | large | orig)

Alis' creative nail art.

Alis' creative nail art.
Photo from Progress Report 'The Difference that Encouragement and a Small Grant Can Make' (view small | med | large | orig)

Alis has opened a manicure business.

Alis has opened a manicure business.
Photo from Progress Report 'The Difference that Encouragement and a Small Grant Can Make' (view small | med | large | orig)

Women cultivating shallot in NEF-supported garden.

Women cultivating shallot in NEF-supported garden.
Photo from Progress Report 'Over 30 Tons of Food Produced in Recovering Communities' (view small | med | large | orig)

Market gardens produced over 33 tons of food.

Market gardens produced over 33 tons of food.
Photo from Progress Report 'Over 30 Tons of Food Produced in Recovering Communities' (view small | med | large | orig)
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