As the only region globally where poverty rates have been rising since 2014, the development challenges facing the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are daunting, especially for disadvantaged children, youth, women and refugees.

Through the tireless efforts of our teams in Cairo, Beirut, Amman and London, Alfanar finds, funds, trains, and provides transformative management support to bold social entrepreneurs innovating sustainable solutions that uplift communities in need.

Thanks to your generous support, Alfanar increased its impact on lives in 2021 by 94%, enabling frontline social enterprises to educate, employ and empower a growing number of individuals and achieving the following results: 

  • 22 social enterprises funded
  • 108 social enterprises trained
  • 8 management support programmes
  • 80,684 lives directly improved by Alfanar's social enterprises
  • £2.3m revenue self-generated by Alfanar social enterprises
  • 12 impact dashboards developed
  • 15,531 hours of Alfanar management support delivered
  • 65% average cost recovery rate

Read Alfanar's 2021 Impact Report to learn about our SEED, SUSTAIN, SCALE social enterprise support cycle, our portfolio of social enterprises, innovative steps like our first social enterprise equity investment, and case studies underscoring how your support is making a meaningful difference. 

It is only through your continued belief, support and partnership, especially during these uncertain times, that we are able to stand by social enterprises to sustainably educate, employ and empower those in need across the Arab region.

Read the Report