Dedicated to alleviate poverty in Lebanon

Through the creation of employment opportunities and improvement of living conditions in disadvantaged communities.

  • 10,125

    Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)


  • 7000

    Private Projects

    Benefited from Business Advising services

  • 700+

    Local Communities


  • 300

    Hosting Communities


  • 230

    Agricultural Cooperatives

    Benefited from productive projects

Success Stories

Patisserie and Chocolatier “Pistache”

Passionate about sweets

Strawberry Field

Perseverance and hard work is key to every success

Sarah Optical Shop

Women Entrepreneurship: Defying Social Norms

Al Boustan Agricultural Center

Insistence on survival


Cooperatives’ best projects

Supporting local economy


Mhamara Artesian Well

Providing additional water supply


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ESFD implements the Theater for Development activity

November 2018

The ESFD delivers a project for the transmission of Water from Zarzouqa Spring to the Irrigation Pond and Rehabilitation of Artesian Well

September 2018

Distribution of training certificates within agricultural extension program in managing integrated water resources, organized by ESFD

July 2018


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ESFD Strategy 2015 - 2019

January 2015

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Lebanese Government

The Lebanese Government has funded the ESFD with EUR 6 million.

European Union

The European Union has funded the ESFD with more than EUR 63 million since 2000.

Netherlands Government

The Government of the Netherlands has funded the ESFD with EUR 7.5 million.


The ESFD continues to prove itself as an appreciated example of the successful partnership between the EU and the CDR, and a model admired on both the national and international levels.

Mr. Nabil El Jisr
Council for Development & Reconstruction- CDR President, 2013

The ESFD’s employees are extremely committed, with good financial management and accountable system. Employees are very well trained, also they know what they are doing… I encourage other donors, members of the European Union, to work with ESFD, because they really need it and they deserve it.

H.E. Mrs Angelina Eichhorst
Former Head of EC Delegation in Lebanon, 2011

ESFD is considered by the EU and many other donors as one of the very best projects in Lebanon.

H.E. Mr. Patrick Laurent
Former Head of EC Delegation in Lebanon, 2008