Since 2004, Alfanar has been at the forefront of developing the fields of social enterprise and venture philanthropy in the Arab region. We partner with like-minded organizations and researchers to answer the questions that social investors and entrepreneurs face every day. Below we share some of our results. We’d love to hear from you with questions and ideas for collaboration! Please email email@example.com for more.
Alfanar is proud to share the results of the Amal Project, implemented by our investee Future Eve Foundation in collaboration with the Global Fund for Widows and with the support of UK-DFID. Amal (meaning ‘hope’ in Arabic) has transformed the life of thousands of widows in rural Egypt through vocational training and microfinancing. Learn more at the Amal portal, and make sure to read an article sharing lessons learned in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.
We conducted a mapping exercise to identify the leading social enterprises working on Education in Egypt. This social enterprise mapping was conducted with the support of SODIC and in collaboration with Innovety. Visit our portal to learn more, and check out this interview with our country director for Egypt, Shenouda Bissada.
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