Social Investment, Social Impact

To date, Alfanar has impacted the lives of 48,133 vulnerable individuals across the Arab region through investment in 31 social enterprises.

In 2018 alone we provided £1.09 million of financing to 18 ambitious social enterprises and added four new investees to the portfolio. Through the support of over 1,000 donors, including many generous partners who prefer to remain unnamed, we were able to grow our direct impact on communities by one-third. 

We match each £30,000 grant we make with £16,000 worth of high-engagement management support, taking the form of weekly accountability calls, monthly in-person visits, networking connections, training and business planning, and global exchange opportunities.  This is the real glue to Alfanar’s venture philanthropy work and the way we ensure and multiply the value of each social investment.

Impact Analysis

At a time when it is hard to trust the facts and numbers one reads, we are proud to report that our due diligence and monitoring system focuses on that which we can reliably track and report on.

Using business intelligence technology, we can confidently report that in 2018 alone, our portfolio of active investments across Egypt, Lebanon and refugee communities directly employed, empowered and educated 14,986 women, youth and children in need. 

Furthermore, our investees self-generated £1,103,685 in revenue for themselves, making great strides to reduce their dependence on charity.

Click here to see our 2018 Impact.

Click here to download our 2017 Annual Report.