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A construction worker pieces pipe together for a waste water system for 12 villages in the Shouf region.  (photo: Marilyn Raschka) 

For more than a thousand years, the mountains and valleys of Lebanon have sheltered minorities — Christians, Druze and Shi’ite Muslims alike. CNEWA works with Christian, Druze and Muslim leaders to determine and prioritize community needs; builds homes, clinics and classrooms; restores village agricultural infrastructure; secures low interest loans for small business; provides care to impoverished children; and supports the education and formation of priests, sisters and lay leaders.