Jihad al-Bina

Jihad al-Bina is a large Islamic NGO that specializes in construction and agricultural development, with an emphasis on community participation. The organization works primarily in South Beirut, Southern Lebanon, and Bekaa. Jihad al-Bina has a diverse funding base: its annual budget of an estimated five million US dollars is believed to include funds drawn from Iran, contributions by local welfare associations, individual donations of both cash and property, profits for the Agricultural Inputs company, fees from contracting work and consulting, and cost-sharing with beneficiaries. The organization has been designated a terrorist entity by the US Department of Treasury for its links to the Lebanese Hezbollah party. However, the group continues to operate and participate in UN-monitored reconstruction in Lebanon following the Israeli incursion in the South in July 2006, often weeks ahead of the government in providing services to inhabitants in Beirut and southern Lebanon.

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