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, Sudan, Senegal, Jordan, Lebanon, Mali, Morocco, Palestinian Territories and Egypt-where we work to directly improve the lives of tens of thousands of vulnerable people through programs in peacebuilding, civic engagement, 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 o...
New Income Opportunities for vulnerable Armenians
We're working to help the most vulnerable Armenians break the cycle of poverty and unemployment by providing training in new skills and creating opportunities for safe and sustainable ways to earn an income, achieve financial independence, and have hope for the future. project reportread updates from the field
Help Syrian Refugees to Help Themselves
With over four million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries and continued cuts in humanitarian aid, NEF is helping refugee women and adolescent girls in Lebanon and Jordan achieve self-reliance through urban agriculture, skills training to improve economic opportunity, financial literacy, group savings, conflict management, and social networking. project reportread updates from the field
Increase food production and security in Mali
Villagers in the Douentza region of northern Mali suffered two years of drought, political turmoil, and occupation by rebels and extremists. Families in an already difficult environment were forced to consume their seed stock to survive. NEF is helping the most vulnerable farmers in 200 communities to recover by introducing high yielding drought-resistant seeds and helping to repair irrigation canals, wells, and community gardens. project reportread updates from the field
Empower Women Entrepreneurs in Palestine & Jordan
NEF is supporting disadvantaged women in Palestine and Jordan to create businesses and achieve economic security. Each year NEF provides 250 women with training and coaching to build business management and leadership skills and helps them access start-up funding. With this support, they are able to earn money, lead change in their communities, and break the cycle of poverty to create better lives for their families. project reportread updates from the field
NEF Emergency Appeal to Help Lebanese Families
An urgent appeal for public support to provide emergency assistance to Lebanese children and families displaced by the escalating crisis. project reportread updates from the field
Support farmers and fight poverty in Sudan
NEF is helping farmers break the poverty cycle, fight climate change, and conserve natural resources through this innovative project that is building sustainability in Sudan's "Gum Belt." project reportread updates from the field
Child Sponsorship for Sudan's Neediest Children
The numbers & desperation of orphans are rising. $50 a month can meet their basic needs & those of children of single mother-headed households in the poorest Khartoum squatter settlement. project reportread updates from the field
Economic Help for Palestinian Women Farmers
Revitalize olive industry to generate more income for Asira women farmers in 14 of the poorest villages in the West Bank thru production of premium extra virgin oil, soap, and other products. project reportread updates from the field
Ramadan's Special Opportunities in Sudan
Working in the Arab world since 1915, NEF honors its traditions, including the Holy Month of Ramadan-- particularly a time of giving and feeling for the poor--when we distribute food packages. project reportread updates from the field
Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza
Working in the Arab world since 1915, NEF honors its traditions, including the Holy Month of Ramadan-- particularly a time of giving and feeling for the poor--when we distribute food packages. project reportread updates from the field
 

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