In the aftermath of the Beirut Blast, startups and SMEs in the Berytech Community have stepped up to use their platforms for initiatives that directly impact people who have lost their homes, safety and businesses.
We have gathered these initiatives in order to maximize their reach and help promote their actions.
3QA – the third sector quality assurance
3QA is working closely with several funds to respond to the blast that devastated Beirut, including Xpatria, Impact Lebanon, and Lebanese International Finance Executives (LIFE). The team is conducting and finalizing due diligence assessments on all the NGOs to ensure transparency and effective distribution of aid to all affected areas. The assessment includes good governance, financial management and impact measurement. The funds will assist in the following sectors: shelter and rehabilitation, food security, medical assistance, and environment.
3QA is a startup enrolled in Berytech’s Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program.
FabricAID is raising a fund alongside other supportive institutions, dedicated volunteers, and professionals in construction and renovation. Their aim is to help locals renovate their own shops and houses and restore the damage that has happened to their facilities.
If you can and are willing to support, please donate to the following bank account:
Account Number / Branch : 00172979-0003 Bab Idriss
IBAN : LB82005600000000001729790003
Swift Code : AUDBLBBX
Account Name: Omar Itani
FabricAid is a startup enrolled in Berytech’s Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program.
Live Love Beirut
Live Love Beirut is connecting affected people in Beirut with donations and volunteers in 3 steps.
- Step 1: Mapping families and houses in need
- Step 2: Sending engineers and a team to determine what each household needs in terms of construction and essentials
- Step 3: Matching them with donations, a workforce and volunteers.
Head over to https://livelove.org/rebuild_beirut in order to support them in this or all their initiatives.
Drawwit is donating to the Lebanese Red Cross and local NGOs the profits coming from all the sales of their mugs, t-shirts and masks.
Visit their Instagram account to order and support: https://www.instagram.com/drawwit.me/
Drawwit is a startup enrolled in Berytech’s Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program.
The Good Thymes
The Good Thymes have designed a box full of locally made products to support small businesses, farmers, and families that were affected directly or indirectly by the explosion. LiBeirut boxes can be ordered on this link.
The Good Thymes is a member of the QOOT Agri-Food Innovation Cluster initiated by Berytech and the Kingdom of The Netherlands.
Arcenciel and La Brocante arcenciel are gathering donations for immediate relied to fix damaged homes. They are also gathering damaged furniture to be refurbished.
Make your contributions on http://www.arcenciel.org/donate/ or donate furniture by sending a WhatsApp message to this number 961 81 214 840 with your name, location and picture of furniture and the arcenciel volunteers will pick it up.
La Brocante is a startup enrolled in Berytech’s Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program. Arc en Ciel is a partner in the Impact Rise Program.
The Volunteer Circle
Join The Volunteer Circle to stay updated about the latest and most urgent volunteer opportunities. Organizations like Beit El Baraka, Arcenciel, Offre Joie, Impact Lebanon, the Lebanese Food Bank, and many more, are all part of the Circle and post all their volunteer roles on our platform. And if you don’t know how or where to start, sign up anyway. We will connect you to the cause that needs you the most. Share your time or skills, make your impact. Find out more on their website https://www.thevolunteercircle.com/listings
The Volunteer Circle is a startup enrolled in Berytech’s Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program.
Froz started an initiative through their Instagram channel inciting people to report glass which needs to be picked up from the areas affected by the blast. Join their WhatsApp chat, send the location and they’ll pick it up. You can always DM them or call them on 961 3 060 109. Spread the word and let’s turn the glass from destruction to sand for construction.
Pick-ups will be heading straight to arcenciel for recycling.
Froz is a startup enrolled in Berytech’s Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program.
Cezar Projects for rural development are collecting donations to support the affected families from the explosion, through providing packages of rural products prepared by local families.
For help please contact them on 961 76 711 811.
Cezar Projects is a startup enrolled in Berytech’s Impact Rise Social Entrepreneurship Program.
Berytech Hope Initiative
Stay tuned for more news as we receive updates from our community of entrepreneurs on their initiatives. Berytech is also in the process of gathering that information and will seek support from donors. As an immediate response, Berytech set up the Beirut Hope initiative to help members of its community who were impacted by the explosion by offering volunteer-led support. The team is now focused on building initiatives that will assist the community in overcoming the hurdles of the coming phases.