Hussein Poses in Front of his Juice Line
Since 2016, Nawaya has supported over 5,000 youth across Lebanon, teaching them how to use their talents and skills to generate an income.
By focusing on design thinking, innovation, creativity and business development, youth come up with innovative micro-enterprises that strengthen their livelihoods.
This Thursday, Global Giving will be matching any funds $100 or more as part of July Bonus Day, so we are hoping that together with your support, we will be able to raise funds to help one of our youth, Hussein, grow his small enterprise!
Just a few months ago, Hussein was driving a mini-van for a living, transportating people from Nabatiyeh, South of Lebanon to Beirut and back. With recurring road closures, Hussein could not keep up with paying his taxes, dues and sustaining his family.
That's when he joined Nawaya's training in the South, where he came up with the idea of Sleem Fresh Juice, an unassuming business idea which he was able to launch out of his home kitchen, with help from his mother and brother and a two-liter blender!
The journey hasn't been easy, but Hussein drew upon his determination, passion, and grit to make his business strive. He still works through the night, every night, to ensure his juice is freshly squeezed while his brother helps out with delivery to schools, hospitals, and neighboring shops in the morning.
Today, Hussein employs four people from his community, along with his family members. He sources his fruit from local farmers and dreams of scaling the business up to expand his production as well as his area of distribution.
To do that, Hussein will need a bigger juicer and a bottling machine, so we're looking to raise a total of $4000. As Hussein's story is an inspiring one, we're inviting you all to help him go further and grow his business by contributing to this crowdfunding campaign.
Thank you for your wonderful support!
Hussein stocks up on fresh juice
Hussein's mum helping out!
Loading the mini van up for delivery