| Feb 17, 2023
Youssef - Burj el Barajneh Camp
Unquestionably, Lebanon is moving closer to a state breakdown, which is plunging the nation farther and deeper into chaos. State-run schools are not working, banks are still stealing depositors' wealth, the value of the local currency is declining, and there is still a shortage of energy. Individuals are going through a difficult winter and are having to rely more on themselves every day.
The urban rooftop project is hopefully still ongoing, thanks to your contributions and other external helps. Families as a whole get some relief when they have access to their own vegetables and herbs and are guaranteed to receive a minimum amount of nutrients in the form of minerals and vitamins. Some people would only eat grains if they didn't have access to those free vegetables.
Jafra started installing greenhouses on each participant's rooftop to increase the profitability of the rooftops, particularly during the winter when fewer varieties are growing. The greenhouses were custom-made to fit each rooftop's specific terrain and participant expectations.
Whether they are still newly installed, some of the greenhouses are already productive and participants enjoy not only their harvests but also the new settings on their rooftop and the daily activity it provides to them. Season after season, the participants learn new techniques and become more professional. In a next step, Jafra will intend to develop the peer-to-peer knowledge transmission to equip new rooftops of the refugee camps in Lebanon. Your new contributions will serve to equip the new rooftops.
Greenhouse installation in Shatila camp
Hussein watering his crops in Ein e Hilweh Camp
Abdallah's crops in Burj el Barajneh camp
Said plants seedlings - Ein el Hilweh camp
General view on a rooftop with greenhouses