Success Stories

Increase of 30% of farmers income in Ain Yaccoub

September 01, 2010

Increase of 30% of farmers income in Ain Yaccoub

“This was a very helpful project since it kept our trees alive. Nature to us is very important and it needs our protection; Live Lebanon has helped us do just that”

In Ain Yaacoub, North of Lebanon, where villagers rely mainly on agriculture to make a living, proper irrigation was a challenging task. Traditional irrigation canals were made of soil causing major loss of water and an extremely slow irrigation process, which in its turn increased cost affecting the economic situation of the farmers.

In May 2011, UNDP Live Lebanon initiative, constructed a concrete irrigation canal that solved the problem permanently. Funding was secured through the contribution of Lebanese donors in Lebanon and abroad. Live Lebanon thrives on the generosity of the Lebanese diaspora whose dedication to their homeland continues to play a major role in the development of Lebanon.

85 farmers in Ain Yaacoub now have a reliable and suitable irrigation water supply resulting in vast improvements in agricultural production while assuring their economic vitality.

Cardiac equipment for Meshmesh clinic and its surrounding villages

August 15, 2010

Cardiac equipment for Meshmesh clinic and its surrounding villages

While medicine has advanced greatly over the years, and diagnosis of major illnesses has become a simple task given the available technologies, it is unfortunate that many areas in Lebanon remain deprived of such technologies. In the remote Northern village of Meshmesh in Akkar, the inhabitants did not have access to cardiovascular diagnosis machines. Accessibility to healthcare services along with hefty medical fees were needed to diagnose patients’ diseases and determine the corresponding treatment.

With the generous contribution of Abraaj Capital, in July 2010, the UNDP initiative Live Lebanon was able to provide a cardiac eco-graphic Doppler to the Meshmesh Clinic.

As a result of this intervention, the clinic now receives more than 40 patients for cardiovascular tests every month, a service offered free of charge to patients with low-incomes. The Meshmesh clinic now offers medical diagnoses by specialists, benefitting the 30,000 residents of Mechmesh and its neighboring villages: Fneidek, Al Korna, Beit Ayoub, Beit Youness, Al Erayat, Hrar, Abeid, Habsheet, Houeish, and Shan.

 

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