Social Investment, Social Impact

To date, Alfanar has impacted the lives of 65,239 vulnerable individuals across the Arab region through investment in 35 social enterprises. In 2019 alone, we provided £792,112 of funding to 17 ambitious social enterprises, and added four new investees to our portfolio.

Through the generous support of over 1,000 donors, we were able to grow our direct impact on communities by 30%, impacting over 19,000 lives. Our investees demonstrated the success of Alfanar’s mission to lessen dependency on direct donations, achieving an average of £85,000 in self-generated revenue to help support their programmes.

Impact Analysis

Our due diligence and monitoring system focuses on that which we can reliably track and report on. By using business intelligence technology, we ensure that all Alfanar investees provide us with the accurate and effective data we require to help support them.

We can confidently report that in 2019, our portfolio of active investments across Egypt, Lebanon and refugee communities directly employed, empowered and educated 19,366 women, youth and children in need. 

Furthermore, our investees self-generated £1,103,685 in revenue for themselves - a 12% improvement on the previous year - making great strides to reduce their dependence on charity.

Click here to download our 2018 Annual Report.

Click here to download our 2017 Annual Report.