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...
Income & Food Boosts From Fish-Farming in Jordan
 
We will expand fish-farming and train poor Jordan Valley farmers wise water management and crop diversity to increase incomes, nutrition, and food security for 5 to 7 member families and day laborers. project reportread updates from the field
Schooling for Sudan Orphan Refugees
 
Six years ago, Mohamed El-Tayeb had a dream: a school for children living on the streets of Sudan’s capital city. Volunteer-built on donated land. It now exists and needs help. project reportread updates from the field
Poorest of Sudan's Poor--Displaced AND Disabled
 
In 2 settlements in Khartoum, Salama and Soba-Aradi, disabled people have organized for self-improvement & human rights. NEF seeks support for their amazing initiative & planned basic services. project reportread updates from the field
Low Tech/High Impact Cookstoves for Moroccan Women
 
Fuel-efficient cook stoves and ovens made from clay reduce women's hard labor for firewood collection, diminish harmful smoke, protect the environment, make time for more education & income generation project reportread updates from the field
Fight Famine in Sudan with Emergency Relief
 
NEF is providing emergency relief to help Sudanese refugees in South Kordofan fight the real and eminent threat of famine, which would be devastating in a region already ravaged by civil war. project reportread updates from the field
Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank
 
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.
Mobilizing Knowledge for Sustainable Development
 
Learning Resource Center gathers, documents, and disseminates all types of international development information, promoting excellence in this specialty around the world.
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.
Credit Access for War-Recovering Lebanese
 
Establish 4 revolving credit funds run by community-based Lebanese organizations, providing loans for small enterprises, often household-based, to help poor families in war recovery & self help.
 
   

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