This Ramadan, Be a Blessing | #RamadanSolidarity
Description: A snapshot of life during Ramadan in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Show your #RamadanSolidarity by making a donation at www.anera.org/donate
20 Jun 2017
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Description: For #WorldRefugeeDay, our team visited one of the 250 families who fled the Syrian war to find refuge in the most unlikely of places—Gaza.
Suad and Mahmoud had a stable and comfortable life before the war. As Syrians of Palestinian descent, they are "twice displaced" and have now found themselves in Gaza. There, they found the situation shocking—rampant poverty, scarce water, little to no electricity, and the constant threat of violence. Today, let's listen to their story, and let their strength inspire us just as the strength of Gaza's people inspired them.
20 Jun 2017
Description: June marks the 10th anniversary of the Gaza blockade. Meet Mamdouh and hear his story—from a happy past with two motorboats and all the fish in the sea, to a dismal present spent trying to make ends meet while still preserving his family's fishing tradition.
07 Jun 2017
Description: Though Dr. Mansour is a practicing medical doctor, he and his sister Ni'ma tend to the land every day. "This is our roots," he says. "Our feet are planted in this land. The land gives to the one who loves it and works on it."
Dr. Mansour took part in ANERA's knowledge-sharing program, which helped Palestinian farmers across the West Bank share the best sustainable practices for dealing with challenges of water scarcity, climate change and restrictions on movement.
21 Apr 2017
Description: This World Water Day 2017, meet a Palestinian farmer who is irrigating his alfalfa and trees with a valuable resource, wastewater, that was being thrown away as crops died.
22 Mar 2017
Description: Fadwa is a preschool teacher in Al Tireh, Palestine. She is one of 600 women who graduated from ANERA’s early childhood development teacher-training program.
08 Mar 2017
Description: The agricultural industry in Palestine is deeply hindered by water scarcity – an-ever growing problem. But now, farmers have a new way to water their crops. ANERA's first-of-its-kind water reuse project in Jenin helps farmers irrigate their crops using treated wastewater. With funding from OPEC Fund for International Development and individual donors, ANERA built reservoirs, pumps and pipelines to connect 70 farming families to the wastewater network.
06 Mar 2017
Description: Trash clearing and recycling inspire volunteers to take control of a bad situation in Nahr El Bared, northern Lebanon. Trash was dumped everywhere and people lived in unsanitary conditions. Volunteers fanned out to hundreds of homes, distributing literature and sorting bins to each family.
16 Dec 2016
Description: The Shejaiya neighborhood in Gaza City was one of the areas worst affected by the war on Gaza in 2014. The few preschools that existed in Shejaiya prior to the war were all destroyed.
Children in Gaza need safe places to learn and play, so ANERA decided to embark on the establishment of a new preschool. With support from our donors and Islamic Relief USA, ANERA built five classrooms, a modern playground and water fountains. The school will serve as a center of learning for some 100 children this year, and all of their teachers will be trained and mentored through ANERA's early childhood development program.
22 Nov 2016
Description: Fields that looked like pure sand are now bursting with sweet potatoes. Gaza families can grow fruits and vegetables to put food on the table and earn and income from selling them at the market.
07 Nov 2016
Description: ANERA honors Nabila Ali, an ANERA donor from the Chicago area who motivated her community to raise more than $132,000 through social media and word of mouth for ANERA's relief programs in Gaza during and after the 2014 war.
19 Oct 2016
Description: ANERA is #rootedin the communities we serve. This year, our Annual Dinner theme, "Tending Roots, Bearing Fruit" evokes our deep roots in Palestine and Lebanon, as well as the locally-inspired projects that people like you have made blossom through continued support. Reserve your seat at http://www.anera.org/dinner
What are you #rootedin?
23 Sep 2016