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...

A bakery for Ibrahim

A bakery for Ibrahim
Often these projects require few new skills beyond those already possessed by the head of household or other family members. That was the case for this 45-year-old man with special needs and father of two. (view small | med | large | orig)

A retail shop for Isaad

A retail shop for Isaad
Making credit available for a small loan allowed this 40-year-old blind mother of four to help herself and her family--and feel justifiably proud of her achievement. Then the repaid funds from her loan became available to help someone else in her community. (view small | med | large | orig)

Out-of-sight is not out-of-reach

Out-of-sight is not out-of-reach
Out-of-sight is not out-of-reach, NEF’s Ramadan food distribution reaches out to small Palestinian villages where suffering too often can be compounded by neglect. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in West Bank/Gaza
In the West Bank, each Ramadan food package contains about $50 worth of basic foods like milk, cheese, canned beans, lentils, tomato paste, pasta, tehina sauce, halawa, jam, and sugar. (view small | med | large | orig)

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in Sudan

Ramadan's Special Opportunities in Sudan
The average food package covers the Ramadan “iftar” meal for a family of seven for two weeks, providing sugar, tea, wheat, rice, beans, and dates. (view small | med | large | orig)
 
   

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