The venture aims to promote a sustainable way to move in the city and introduce the not so well known Tunisian heritage to local and international tourists.
In 2020 alone, 1500 women benefited from Le Lemon Tour services (and learned to ride a bicycle!) – and more than 300 children (mostly from underprivileged neighbourhoods) took part in bicycle workshops. By encouraging the use of bicycles, Le Lemon Tour is also directly contributing to climate action.
Chreek: Creating jobs and supporting social integration
George Ghafary finds his country’s business practices to be outdated. That’s why he decided to become an entrepreneur: to bring innovative solutions to social challenges into the Lebanese business ecosystem. That’s how Chreek came to life in 2014.
Guided by the principle of inclusivity, Chreek stands for ‘partner’ in Arabic. The venture was founded to act in environmental awareness projects and the creation of jobs for socially disabled people. While conducting eco-clubs in schools, running a small eco-village called Mayroba, supporting an export platform with local products, and many other green initiatives, its team is also “trying to help people with social disabilities – such as former addicts, prisoners or people with other major social issues – reintegrate into society through socio-professional development”, according to Ghafary.
Since its creation, the enterprise has already transformed hundreds of former prisoners and addicts’ lives and trained about a thousand women and youth for their integration in the job market. Indirectly, more than 4 thousand families have benefited from Chreek’s efforts – an outstanding number. If that wasn’t good enough, the venture is also making a difference in the environment through their programs, they have recycled 8000 tons of plastic, planted 30.000 trees, cleaned 6 beaches and upcycled 800 tons of garbage.