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3 May, 2023
After the Beirut Blast, Souk el Tayeb was on the verge of shutting down.
After the Beirut Blast, Souk el Tayeb was on the verge of shutting down. However, managing partner Christine Codsi and her team were determined to not let that happen. They wanted to continue empowering women from villages and reviving local food culture.

That’s when the B5 Fund stepped in and gave them a grant, which helped Souk el Tayeb resume work and operate in Mar Mikhael today. Thanks to this support, Souk el Tayeb has been able to not only keep their doors open but also grow stronger, providing employment opportunities to women and serving delicious local food to their community.

Apply for a B5 Grant and receive assistance to recover your business by completing the online application available at

The B5 Fund is a $25 million Fund, financed by the Lebanese Financing facility (LFF), a multi-donor trust fund established in December 2020, and managed by the World Bank. The Fund aims to pool grant resources and strengthen the coherence and coordination of financing in support of the immediate socio-economic recovery of vulnerable people and businesses impacted by the Port of Beirut explosion of August 4, 2020.


For additional information, queries or complaints, please contact Mr. Khalil Attieh, Mr. Jeoffrey Karaa or Mr. Nadim Khreiss

by phone at 01/340992 or 70/182926 or by email at [email protected] and [email protected].

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