Home > news > Ramadan Giving Calendar 2018, May 27: Alfanar

Alfanar is the Arab region’s first venture philanthropy organisation.  We change dynamics on the ground by backing and supporting the growth of ambitious social enterprises, working sustainably to educate, employ and empower thousands.   Since 2004, we have worked towards a future where individuals are never denied the opportunity to realise their potential, where civil society’s agenda is set by those it serves and where donor dependency becomes a thing of the past.

As this month of reflection and giving begins, we thank you for all your support in helping us to change the lives of women and children living in slum areas, marginalized rural communities and refugee camps.

Now is the perfect time to help us do more.   We have a commitment from a generous donor that if we are able to raise £200,000 during the month of Ramadan, we will receive an additional £100,000.  Please click here ot contact us at myrna@alfanar.org.uk to help us meet that challenge.

Every pound makes a difference and enables us to back those social enterprises working to transform the futures of those most in need.


Since 2015, Alfanar has invested in Together for You (TFY), a social enterprise in Cairo training low-income women in the theoretical and practical skills they need to become full-time elderly care givers.  TFY in turn places these trained women in homes to provide care to the elderly.  TFY not only helps women secure a meaningful vocation, which in turn sustains their family, but it provides regular customer follow-up to ensure that the elderly are effectively and respectfully cared for.

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