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Recovery + Resilience Fund

The impact you will make by investing in the Recovery and Resilience Fund is multi-faceted and cross-cutting — building on our ability to reach more people in need, ensure the sustainability of our projects, and share lessons learned. Together, let’s make an impact. LEARN MORE

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NEF 2017 Impact Report

NEF’s 2017 Impact Report is now available online and for download. It features a message from NEF President, Charles Benjamin, and highlights from the reporting year. READ MORE

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A Family Unites During Hard Times: Asma’s Story

NEF is working with Syrian refugees and struggling Lebanese and Jordanian women to help them start or expand income generating activities in order to help support their families. This is Asma’s story. READ MORE

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Sudanese entrepreneurs received training in basic business skills, earning up to $600 per month and creating jobs in their communities

  • 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.