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Why This Venture Philanthropist Is Betting On Women In Lebanon To Lead The World In Social Entrepreneurship

In times of crisis, true leaders emerge. The NGOs and social entrepreneurs in Lebanon, a number of them women, are living proof of this. In Beirut, during the continual aftermath of the Beirut Port explosion, which burned through the capital on August 4,  causing at least 200 deaths, 6,500 injuries, $15 billion USD in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless, entrepreneurs and activists hit the ground when support from the government was nowhere to be found.

Michelle Mouracade, the country director for Lebanon of Alfanar, the first venture philanthropy organization in the Middle East that supports social enterprises over the long-term with funding, training, management support and access to networks and markets, says she’s constantly impressed by the nimbleness and sharp thinking of both the nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs of Lebanon.

“Despite what we’re all going

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