Soufra: Lebanese Food Truck- Story of Solidarity and Hope


We would like to present and give our support to this wonderful project of solidarity with the refugees. Namely, in a refugee camp in Beirut one inspiring woman Mariam Shaar, who runs the Women’s Program Association (WPA) in Burj el Burajneh, initiated a campaign with ALFANAR aiming at starting a catering business. This catering is an unusual one because it runs on wheels, and the food is prepared by a group of women, refugees from Palestine. Mariam's WPA is about providing education, vocational skills training and micro-loans to women and this particular project gives an opportunity for dignified employment of women and a feeling of hope in circumstances which seem almost hopeless for 1,5 million of refugees who fled to Lebanon from Palestine, Syria and Iraq.