more Lebanese in need now than ever before, we are always here to support,
starting with a hug!
At Nusaned, we focus on building self-sustained communities, while maintaining flexibility and expanding to address a variety of needs as they arise, especially in times of crisis. Reaching out to those that need it most, we guide individuals and families through the initial steps in resisting and overcoming poverty, while encouraging a culture of sharing and community support to create a long-lasting network of strength.
The economic crisis in Lebanon is worsening. Poverty is on the rise and economic inequality is worse than ever before. Hundreds of thousands of Lebanese citizens have become impoverished, adding to the 1 million (1 in 4 people) estimated to already be living under the poverty line. These communities are sustained only by a strong social infrastructure of giving.
The COVID-19 outbreak has created further challenges, mainly related to deficiencies in adequate shelter and healthcare, which have worsened due to widespread job losses from the closure of many establishments.
Your donations, no matter the size, can make a considerable difference to families in need. Donation options are as follows:
$20 Food parcel - one month’s supply
$5 10kg butane gas bottle refill
$5 One face shield to fund two face shields
$3 Bread bundle - 500g/bundle for 15 days
$3 Personal hygiene kit
$3 House cleaning products kit
Nusaned’s long-term ambition is to gradually
move away from an aid provider to supporting micro-enterprise initiatives. We
are working together with affected communities, our network of 200 volunteers
and focal points, as well as 20 local NGO partners to come up with creative
ideas to always support all Lebanese communities in need.
Throughout the past few months, our ongoing distribution efforts through the Goods In Need program have not only increased due to the deteriorating economic situation, but have also diversified from food ration boxes to other essential goods to further help sustain the livelihood of underprivileged communities and complement the work already undertaken by local partner NGOs.
3,500 food parcels distributed between February and March 2020
15,000 individuals reached
100 villages covered from North Lebanon, South Lebanon, the Bekaa and 30 areas in Beirut, Metn, and Keserwan
1 million loaves of bread distributed between April and May 2020
2,000 10kg butane gas bottles distributed in March 2020
5 micro-enterprises relaunched; previously closed, yet well-equipped bakeries were reopened to produce bread at 30% of the cost and provide work opportunities for locals namely in Marjeyoun, Halba and the Bekaa
500 hygiene kits distributed in Akkar and Tripoli in December 2019
$3,500 contributed to purchase a respiratory machine for the Dr. Abdallah Al Rassi Governmental Hospital in Akkar, serving 600,000 residents and over 300,000 refugees
25,000 face shields imported for distribution
starting May 2020