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Thank You for Making Our Gala a Success!

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Oct 5, 2022

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To everyone who joined us in Washington DC for our first in-person gala in three years and to everyone else who donated online, thank you! Thanks for helping us exceed our fundraising goals, and for being part of the Anera family. Together, we help hope find a way – always. The room was packed with…

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Anera’s Development Impact Bond (DIB) Opportunities

by Anera

Jul 14, 2022

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This short film provides a description of how a development impact bond, or DIB, works. Anera will have several opportunities for financing programs through DIBs. This film specifically hones in on Anera’s work in early childhood development in Palestine, where we are making major inroads into improving the quality of preschool infrastructure and pedagogy.

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Lebanon Student Talks About Solar Power Class

by Anera

Jun 10, 2022

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Omar is one of many students who have learned about installing and maintaining solar panels in our UNICEF-funded vocational education courses. These are skills that are in demand and very important, given power cuts and electricity shortages in Lebanon.

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Serving Palestinian Communities for 55 Years

by Anera

Jun 5, 2022

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Many Palestinians remember June 5 as the “Naksa” or “setback”, marking the 1967 war that displaced a new generation of Palestinian families. The resulting second Palestinian exodus and refugee crisis was to motivation behind starting Anera.

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Anera Mourns the Death of Rabbi Everett Gendler

by Anera

Apr 4, 2022

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We mourn the loss of one of our cherished members of the Anera community: Rabbi Everett Gendler. Rabbi Gendler died on April 1, 2022 at the age of 93 in Massachusetts, where he lived with his wife, Mary. The rabbi’s life was an inspiration to all those who followed and knew him. Long active in…

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Reducing Rates of Early Marriage in Lebanon

by Anera

Jan 14, 2022

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Anera staffer Sarah Hachem reports on Anera’s Sama Project from Akkar, Lebanon. Early marriage is a problem for vulnerable families in Lebanon’s most impoverished governorate. Anera is currently selecting nearly 500 girls, aged 13 to 16, to participate. Their families will receive monthly stipends to pay for their daughters’ continued schooling and offset day-to-day expenses….

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Thank You for Your Support in 2021

Jan 7, 2022

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You, our amazing Anera community of supporters, stepped up once again and made a commitment to help hope find a way in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. You and 663 other donors helped surpass our end-of-year fundraising match goal to bring in over $250,000! I can’t tell you enough how grateful we are for your generosity this…

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Reflecting on Christmas

by Anera

Dec 22, 2021

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We visit with three families in Beirut who talk about what Christmas means to them in these difficult times in Lebanon. Happy holidays to you and yours from Anera!

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Anera Celebrates Its 53rd Annual Gala

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Oct 4, 2021

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Coming Together With Hope Anera held its 2021 Global Gala on Friday, October 2. For the second year in a row, the primary event was virtual. Anera hosted a small, in-person viewing party in Washington, DC for vaccinated members of the board of directors, staff, sponsors and honorary hosts. Taking advantage of the online format,…

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4 Reasons to Care About Humanitarian Funding Needs in 2021

by Anera

Aug 18, 2021

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Humanitarian funding provides vulnerable groups the resources they need to restore a happy, healthy state of life. Around the world, people need a helping hand following natural disasters and political unrest. The aid they receive thanks to humanitarian funding serves many vital purposes. Humanitarian aid can save lives in times of crisis, and it can…

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