Check our this article in Lebanese economic publication Le Commerce Du Levant, discussing Alfanar’s approach to philanthropy in the context of Lebanon, and with specific reference to innovative job placement social enterprise ShareQ (formerly M Social Catering) – an investee in Alfanar’s Lebanon portfolio.

The article highlights Alfanar’s approach of applying the tools and models of Venture Capital to the world of philanthropy, with the objective of supporting social enterprises in the Arab world to become more effective and sustainable, ultimately increasing their social impact.

The article address to primary challenges that social enterprises in the Arab World face, noting the ways in which Alfanar focuses on long-term support and business strategy to alleviate such problems and redefine what it is to be a “social enterprise” in the Arab world. 

Read the article here.