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Investing in Women: Strengthening Communities Across Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan

by Anera

Mar 6, 2020

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“No society can be just, and no human or economic development even-spread and sustainable if women, who represent half of the population, are left behind, if their needs and aspirations are not addressed.” Dr. Lamis Abu-Nahleh This statement, which first appeared in the fall 1996 issue of Anera News, comes from Dr. Lamis Abu-Nahleh, a…

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Aisha Arrabi – International Women’s Day 2020 Profile

by Anera

Mar 5, 2020

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Aisha Arrabi is currently a volunteer coordinator at a women’s empowerment group in Burj El Barajneh Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon. Their objective is to raise awareness among women in the camp on the many issues which affect their lives, their bodies and their futures. Aisha says, “I want to encourage each and every woman…

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Kholood Was Born to Make Delicious Food – Nablus, Palestine

by Anera

Mar 4, 2020

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Kholood is from Nablus, Palestine and is passionate about cooking. She likes to cook for her extended family whenever she feels sad and turns to cooking as a form of therapy. Kholood discovered her cooking skills after her husband fell ill as a way to find mental relief and bring in more income for her…

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Hydroponic Greenhouse at the CSSL Women’s Center in Beit Hanoun, Gaza

by Anera

Feb 24, 2020

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Anera recently built a hydroponic greenhouse to take advantage of the open space on the rooftop of the Cooperative Society for Saving and Lending (CSSL) women’s center in Gaza. They are now growing organic produce like lettuce, cucumbers, green peppers, leafy greens and herbs like mint. The hydroponic system allows them to grow food using…

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Sustainable Energy in Palestine & Lebanon Through Solar Power

by Anera

Feb 21, 2020

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Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza must largely rely on purchasing electricity from Israel. The power supply is unreliable, and a financial burden for families. In Gaza, hours-long blackouts are an everyday occurrence. Because the electrical supply is unpredictable, people often have to drop everything when the lights turn on to do chores and…

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Ramadan 2020

by Anera

Feb 21, 2020

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Each year, during the month of Ramadan, Anera delivers food packages to those in need in Gaza and Lebanon. Over the years, members of the Anera community have written about the meaning Ramadan holds for them and the importance of solidarity. In the U.S., Anera is hosting several Ramadan events this year. Check back, as…

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Hydroponic agriculture

by Anera

Feb 10, 2020

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Hydroponic cultivation can play an important role in meeting food security challenges. A small area can produce many fruits and vegetables at a very low cost with little more than PVC pipes and a small pump to circulate nutrients. Gaza, with one of the highest population densities in the world, is in dire need of…

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Understanding Agriculture in Palestine and How Aid Can Help

by Anera

Feb 7, 2020

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How does development aid help Palestinian agriculture? Learn why aid is essential to agriculture in Palestine & some of Anera’s recent programs.

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Palestinians from Gaza and the West Bank are finding careers in coding & technology

by Anera

Jan 24, 2020

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We’re so proud of our first class of Palestinian graduates from the anera+RBK program. Our graduates come from all over Palestine – from Gaza and the West Bank. Their hard work and dedication will take them far – with careers in coding and technology 💻.⁣ See how the anera+RBK program works 🎦⁣

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This is what you made possible in Palestine, Lebanon & Jordan in 2019. Thank you!

by Anera

Jan 7, 2020

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We accomplished 💪🏽 so much this year in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan thanks to supporters like you. 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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