Adapting Enterprise to COVID-19

An assessment among participants in our livelihoods programs in Armenia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, and Syria. LEARN MORE


NEF Responds to COVID-19

For the past 105 years, NEF has persevered in times of uncertainty. And we will persevere now. But we need your help. LEARN MORE


Supporting Syrian Farmers

Our Advancing Agricultural Markets in Syria program is giving farmers the tools they need to grow and sell in-demand produce. READ MORE


With NEF training and support, 900 conflict-affected people started small businesses in Central Darfur—ranging from small grocery stores to restaurants to brick making

  • Restoring Lives, Restoring Mali

    For a year, Kaadi struggled to get water to his rice fields. His earthen irrigation quickly fell apart. With some training from NEF, a few donated supplies, and his own hard work, his fortunes turned for the better just as fast.

  • Refugees get a hand up – not a hand out

    In an effort to expand her cheese making business, Hana sought help from the Near East Foundation. This help included business and marketing training, as well as capital. She hopes to increase her cheese production and move into the production of other dairy products.

  • Financial Independence in a Close-Knit Community

    Khadija is a single mother in the West Bank who started a clothing shop to give herself financial independence. NEF and the Rangoonwala Foundation to gave her the knowledge to expand and market her skills while completely taking over operation of her business.

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