Who We Are

Who We Are

We at Kaffi, are group of professional Lebanese youth, who know what it is like to be in a tough financial situation while studying away from home. The current unprecedented financial crisis, affecting Lebanon and the new generation of Lebanese students, has driven us to take immediate action and do our best to help!

Kaffi Executive Board

Mohamed Baker Alawieh


Sabrine Abboud

Vice President

Head of Activities Committee

Mahdi Chamseddine


Head of Communication Committee

Wajeb Saab


Head of Finance Committee

Zahraa Alawieh

Board Member

Head of Media Committee

Advisory Board

Hiba Yazbeck, CPA, MBA | Advisory Member

Hiba Yazbeck, Certified Public Accountant is an accomplished executive leader, an international c-suite strategist in M&A and corporate restructuring expert. She has over 25 years of progressive experience in finance, operations and change management within multi-billion dollar global automotive manufacturing organizations in U.S. and Germany. Her experience is backed by a postgraduate education from well-respected universities in Lebanon, the U.S., and the United Kingdom. Since she was young, philanthropy has always played a huge part in her life, being raised by parents who were active philanthropists. see more

Kaffi Members

Maha Maksoud

Head of Scholarship Committee

Nabila Hayek


Sara Alawieh

Head of Academic Advising Committee

Hussein Alawieh


Youssef Yassine


Jaafar Hamdan


Dr. Hassan Abdallah


Hussein Kassir


Why Donate To Kaffi?

In the past year, the Lebanese currency has lost over 90% of its value amid an ongoing economic crisis. Banks in Lebanon have put severe restrictions on the depositors' money, causing many Lebanese students abroad to lose the financial support their parents were providing them. As this crisis is expected to last, Kaffi was founded to push forward long-term solutions through supporting the Lebanese youth abroad.

Our Vision

At Kaffi, we believe that education is the best form of investment for the future of an individual, a family and a community. Our goal is to remove financial obstacles for students and make it possible for them to focus on the educational path they have already invested a lot in. This in return will help create educated young leaders, with an international exposure, who will move Lebanon forward.

Our Mission

Amid the current economic crisis and the unresolved dollar-lira problem, we believe that the best way forward for many Lebanese families is investing in their youth’s education abroad. This will prevent these students from losing their current enrollment, allow them to eventually land better jobs and thus help their families and community prosper. Our priority at Kaffi is preventing the scenarios where students abroad are forced to go back, before completing their studies, due to financial hardships.


If you have any questions about donating or applying, please drop us an email!