©Carlos Bou Nafeh - The LMT project was funded and supported in part by the EU

“The Lebanon Mountain Trail: the track through the mountains of Lebanon that helped me find my way”

14 June 2019
The life of Rita Becassini, aged 33, was transformed when she was asked to organise a day’s hiking in her home village of Tannourine, as part of the Lebanese Mountain Trail (LMT), the country’s greatest hiking route. This trail runs from the North to the South of Lebanon, passing through 76…
EU supported Ta2Tou2 project

Ta2Tou2* CITY: From a small store to a two-branch thriving business

23 May 2019
Ibrahim and Rayane Koussa, left Nigeria to open a small store which is now, with the help of the European Union (EU), a two-branch business anchored in their extended family in the north of Lebanon. The young couple beneficiated from the Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD) which is…
Souhayla Aamer beneficiary of the EU-funded project Dawric, Douris, Lebanon

Thanks to the European Union’s DAWRIC project I am closer to achieving the financial independence which is so dear to me

13 March 2019
In Douris, in the region of Baalbek, Souhayla Abdel Rahim Aamer, aged 59, spent three months training to make and sell handicrafts. This training is part of the DAWRIC project (Direct Action for Women: Reform, Inclusion and Confidence) funded by the European Union to the tune of almost one million…
The Minjara programme is a product of the European “Private Sector Development Programme” (PSDP)

Minjara, or how to revive the golden age of Tripoli’s artisan woodworkers

27 February 2019
Due to an economic crisis that has hit Tripoli hard as well as a huge decline in furniture manufacture, the PSDP programme, funded by the European Union and implemented by Expertise France, has founded Minjara, a shared platform and brand for carpentry businesses, which aims to foster skills and…
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“Jezzine Bikes": When a stay-at-home mother becomes an entrepreneur…

01 August 2018
Thanks to 11,000 euros worth of funding from the EU, Cherine Bou Rached has been able to successfully start her own business renting out bikes in Jezzine.
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How Georges al-Jammal became the “King of strawberries”

04 June 2018
On the fringes of Northern Lebanon in the Akkar district, on the border with Syria, lies the small village of West Tal-Abbas, drowned in a sea of greenery. Early this morning, Georges al-Jammal, accompanied by fifty workers, was in the fields picking strawberries. In a festival of colour and good…