Social Grocery is a non-profit store aiming to supply Tripoli’s needy with essential foods and products at discounted prices. They hope to expand and supply others outside the northern capital as well.
Realizing that they alone can help their families back home, the Lebanese diaspora organized a platform named “Meghterbin Mejtemiin” that translates to “the diaspora coming together.”
They focus on several aspects, including environmental, social, and of course economical. They also funded the Baytna Baytak campaign, which gave doctors shelters to sleep in while being away from their families in order to prevent any accidental transmission of coronavirus.
From The Villages is an e-commerce website that supports local farmers by promoting their products and selling in Lebanese Lira. This is needed more than ever, especially due to the current dollar exchange rates.
Since it is known that Tripoli’s poverty rates are exceedingly high, Wehed aims to help the people of this city.
Wehed, which means “one” in the old Tripolian accent, is a fundraising initiative. They stress the fact that just one dollar, euro, dirham, etc, could make a big difference in Lebanon, especially at the current exchange rates.
The word Minteshreen means scattered or spread all over, and this refers to the Lebanese Diaspora all over the globe.
This is a platform where people can make donations to be distributed in rations to Lebanon’s needy. The social media page keeps a track of the work they accomplish, being completely transparent with their donators.
Habaq, meaning basil, promotes farming and works on seed distribution. They aim to create a network between farmers, which allows them to exchange crops and other agri-foods.
This in turn will create solidarity through Lebanon, and Lebanon may just achieve autonomous agriculture to finally free farmers from the dependence on external trade.