Breaking the cycle of poverty one family at a time
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.
Over 80% of second generation poverty is avoided as a result of our Smart Chesed Methodology.
How Lema’an Achai Empowers
SMART Chesed Services
We address root problems of poverty and reverse the cycle of generational poverty.
Sister Circle for Single Mothers
Providing counseling, scholarships, seed loans and retraining to single mothers.
On Track Services for Children
Providing children with interventions to prevent second generation poverty.
Crisis and Community Aid
Helping families when basics become a struggle and threaten a family's well-being.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."
"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."
"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."