Nusaned is a humanitarian, community-based and volunteer organization. We believe that the power to create change comes from working collaboratively.
Nusaned does not engage in any political activity, and remains at equal distance from all religions. We support communities based on a non-biased, egalitarian and value-based needs assessment process.
As the Lebanese economy struggled, businesses shuttered, unemployment rates reached unprecedented levels, and poverty numbers spiked, the management team at Sirajart unanimously agreed to divert the company’s commitment and energy towards charitable social work. Their move was envisioned as an integral part of their corporate social responsibility.
This shift proved to be the catalyst to create Nusaned in December 2019, just two months after the October 17th Uprising in Lebanon.
Nusaned began by reaching out to local stakeholders in North Lebanon, seeking to address agricultural deficiencies of marginalized rural communities. The poverty, deprivation, and substandard living conditions of local residents prompted our team to respond quickly by providing much-needed food parcels, hygiene kits and clothing, while also initiating the rehabilitation of homes.
Through those spontaneous actions came the building blocks of Nusaned’s agriculture and housing projects, which gradually evolved from an aid model into a platform to foster self-sufficiency and economic sustainability for these communities.
vision is to empower the marginalized Lebanese communities,
throughout Lebanon, to live sustainably.
Our mission is to support under-served Lebanese communities to become self-sustaining by offering access to food security, building shelter and providing ongoing opportunities for productive economies. We do this through innovative and effective partnerships with communities as well as locally engaged, international organizations and donors.
By working with our communities, local partner network and international NGOs, we aim to support the development of sustainable communities through multi-tier, integrated interventions based on the three pillars of sustainable development.
We provide solutions to local challenges that are designed to build inclusive, resilient economies.We conduct training programs and explore job opportunities to help redress the imbalance and inequitable participation in the labor force to achieve sustainable and resilient livelihoods.
We revive and diversify farming for food security and economic gain through local and global networks and set up interdisciplinary local teams for the rehabilitation and management of the built environment.
establish new or reactivate existing micro-enterprises through financial
support, providing equipment and training to expand commercial opportunity, and
extending housing rehabilitation to include adjacent commercial spaces, when applicable.
encourage the beneficiaries to contribute to each project through sweat equity,
offering ownership, control and pride through the personal investment of time
and labor. This in turn creates a non-aid culture, breeding a sense of
self-initiative which transfers to other parts of their lives.
We focus on providing the basic human right
for shelter that transforms houses into safe, healthy and nurturing homes.
We promote communal living and a healthy
neighborhood environment for all, especially those related to youth and
children, to create shared indoor and outdoor community spaces.
help increase local capacity and improve economic opportunity by training
workers in various sectors - mainly building construction, agriculture and
trade - as well as building capacity of on-site teams on work culture, worker
health and safety concerns.
We revive and increase the productive yield of underdeveloped rural lands, and explore the full potential of urban agriculture by introducing new technologies.
We increase education, raise awareness and support communities to manage waste.
support greener environments for our communities by planting fruit trees in
private spaces and community gardens, greening public and open community
spaces, and reviving agricultural fields and fruit
We aim to increase access to affordable energy by transforming agricultural byproducts and residues to energy for heating, and introducing solar energy for lighting of public and private spaces.
We support national building material
industries and suppliers, when applicable, and aim to construct energy
efficient buildings in addition to investing in a circular economy from project
concept to end -of-life by prolonging use of building materials and buildings.