Breaking the cycle of poverty one family at a time

Strategic Vision

Lema'an Achai envisions making a significant dent in poverty in Israel. We endeavor to help people restore their economic independence. Our vision is realized through professional programming designed and implemented to restore hope, resolve problems, build confidence, identify strengths, sharpen skills, and direct clients to gainful enterprise.

  • A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out

    Hand outs perpetuate poverty. Lema'an Achai helps people to become independent.

  • Your Best ROI

    Smart Chesed is a Model whose Return On Investment is far greater than most other charities that deal with the less fortunate.

  • Everlasting Impact

    Over 80% of second generation poverty is avoided as a result of our Smart Chesed Methodology.

How Lema’an Achai Empowers

2020 Facts and Figures

  • 355 Families in our
    FULL Rehabilitation Program
  • 4,400 Hours of Youth
    Mentoring
  • 16,000 Volunteer Hours
  • 4,080 Case Management
    Meetings with Social Workers

Our Philosophy

  • "The greatest level, above which there is no greater, is to support by endowing him with a gift or loan, or entering into a partnership with him, or finding employment for him, in order to strengthen his hand until he need no longer be dependent upon others."

    Maimonides

    Rabbi, Doctor, Philosopher
  • "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."

    Proverb

  • "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion about the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."

    Ben Franklin

    Founding Father of the United States

Be Smart. Give Smart.

Our Partners