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of the Lebanese population is in need of assistance. Let's change that.
DISASTER RELIEF AND AID
Nepotism symptomatic of Lebanon’s postwar politics ended up empowering systemic corruption, the hollowing out of state institutions, and fiscal mismanagement.
The situation came to a head with the Beirut blast that left over 200 dead, dozens missing, 7000 injured, 15 Billion USD in damages, 300,000 displaced, 1/3 of the city destroyed and a whole population traumatized.
For the first time since WWI, Lebanon is facing famine and is on the brink of a complete societal meltdown; youth and women are the most vulnerable and exposed segments of society.
While LEAP is not a first-response organization, it assists communities in recovery efforts. LEAP is responding by providing essential relief supplies and supporting long-term rebuilding efforts.
Women and children are often most vulnerable in times of crisis and in communities that struggle with poverty.
LEAP recognizes this alarming issue and collaborates with local Lebanese NGOs that service those affected communities, and partners with health professionals, scientists, business leaders, advocates, and experts from dozens of other specialties through community-based efforts in order to improve access to adequate and essential medical care for women and children and increase access to mental health.
LEAP improves access to quality health care services in impoverished communities by building the capacity of local health professionals, equipping healthcare facilities for delivery of primary and essential care, and providing community education for health promotion.
Because people are multifaceted, we believe development should answer all the needs of a person instead of focusing on a single project at a time.
Our integrated approach assists underserved communities by focusing on sustainable, scalable improvements through compatible social, economic, and cultural interventions with measurable social impact.
By supporting local NGOs, social entrepreneurs and connecting community-driven projects with public and civil society partners, we offer a comprehensive, integrated approach, investing in the same place. This means widespread progress, from housing improvement to empowering women.
Our integrated approach supports initiatives in :
Housing & Neighborhood Improvement | Women & Youth Empowerment | Vocational Training & Skills Building |
AGRICULTURE & FOOD SECURITY
Agriculture has always been the basis of Lebanese rural communities’ culture and economy. Through various socioeconomic pressures, agriculture has suffered.
Some of the most vulnerable groups in Lebanon are small farmers, who are impacted by climate change yet often lack access to the information, tools, and infrastructure to adapt.
Most existing programs have focused on agri-business type models, often overlooking existing small farmers, and ignoring the potential of rural Lebanese youth.
Transitioning to more sustainable forms of agriculture remains critical, as many current agriculture practices in Lebanon have serious consequences including deforestation, use of banned pesticides and fertilizers, soil degradation and erosion. Despite agriculture’s enormous potential to hurt the environment, it also has enormous potential to heal it. LEAP promotes sustainable agriculture as a way to promote crop production and protect ecosystems.