Lebanon residents sorted their recycling waste at homes in the Bekaa Valley
farming families in Gaza improved their food security and incomes through new greenhouses
Beirut homes and businesses were repaired after the port explosion damaged them
In the towns and refugee camps of Palestine and Lebanon, the fabric that holds many communities together is threatened by poverty, conflict and isolation.
Hope for the future can feel elusive as heavy problems relentlessly bear down on families. Anera invests in community development in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan to strengthen the ties that connect people.
Anera has symbiotic programs that never lose focus on long-term human development, even when the immediate need is emergency humanitarian aid. While Anera delivers relief, we also invest in job creation, infrastructure, education and food longer-term security, so communities are prepared to survive and overcome the challenges each new crisis brings.
Our programs improve family livelihoods by creating hundreds of work opportunities in construction, sewing, cooking, health promotion, humanitarian response, education, and more. We help women entrepreneurs start and build up small businesses that support whole families. Sports programs and facilities offer youth from different backgrounds the chance to interact and learn teamwork. Trash clearing and recycling inspire volunteers to take control of a bad situation and turn it around for all of their neighbors. Parks and playgrounds give families beautiful, safe places to come together and socialize.
Soccer and other sporting activities help youth play together, letting go of stress and anger
A Lack of Opportunity
leaves little room for hope
Jobs, vocational training and equipment help families earn an income and dream for the future
Poverty in Camps
makes life seem bleak
With just a little help, local nonprofits and volunteers take care of each other and improve conditions
Anera’s Farms to Fosool program delivers healthy, fresh breakfasts to Gaza preschoolers every school day. We’re building on sustainable, long-term community partnerships connecting family farmers, working women and schools.