Our mission
 
ADRís mission is to empower the marginalized and help them make a better living through economic and social development projects.
 
Our specific objectives are:
 
  • Give access to training, tools, information and financial services.
  • Give better access to labor market and help to set income generating projects.
  • Encourage partnership and decentralized cooperation.  
Projects are designed and implemented according to the wishes and needs of the local population.

 

 

     
Our history
 
The activity of the Association started in the early 90ís where by some of the founders that came originally from the city of Tyre launched several initiatives in an informal way.

 

About that time south Lebanon was seriously suffering due to more than 20 years of conflicts mainly due to Israeli occupation. Thanks to donations of Lebanese individuals, emergency funds were allocated for people in need mainly addressing the fishermen community, one of the most marginalized groups in Lebanon.

 

By April 6th 1998 the association was officially registered at the Lebanese Ministry of Interior. Institutional funding from international and national sources was then available to the Association that increased the areas of intervention and set two formal programs: Micro credit and vocational training.

 

The continuous private and institutional support has allowed the Association to sustain its activities that are currently provided through four programs: Agriculture, micro credit, social services and vocational training.
 
 

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