Urban Network in partnership with Meds Network and SHiFT Social Innovation Hub would like to express their sincere gratitude for your donations. Your contributions helped fix and rebuild 40 damaged homes and make them livable. Our initiative consisted of an immediate emergency response, to urgently close doors and windows of damaged buildings in order to protect them from debris, theft and rain.
We thrive to keep the highest possible level of transparency by submitting a report (attached) featuring what the funds allocation and investment.
We Wood initiative is not over yet. After the immediate needs were met after the explosion, we are now drafting a sustainable vision in order to regenerate neighborhoods and revitalize places that were destroyed. On the social and architectural level, we will be working closely with families and shop owners; looking after their wellbeing and reintegration into daily life.
With the support of our donors, The SOCIAL GROCERY in Tripoli opened its doors in September 2020. The store is the first non-profit grocery in Lebanon and is meeting the need of poor families in Tripoli, to whom buying from commercial supermarkets is becoming extremely expensive. Due to the economic, financial and political crisis, as well as the Covid-19 pandemic, almost half of the population in Lebanon has fallen below poverty line while prices of food have been sky-rocketing. For example basic items such as rice have tripled in price over the year. From the SOCIAL GROCERY, these goods can be bought for a reduced price.
Since opening the store, the SOCIAL GROCERY served more than 300 walk-in clients as well as provided 22 very vulnerable clients with a card membership that allows them to buy products for almost wholesale price. In addition, 19 persons have signed up as members who buy products for an increased markup as a form of contribution and social solidarity.