THE PEOPLE WILL HAVE WINDOWS! was established with the key objective of procuring and shipping sheets of annealed float glass float glass to repair the windows destroyed in the 4th August 2020 Beirut explosion.
Windows and doors create the boundaries between the outside and inside, what's public and private, what feels secure and what feels destroyed. We are working to repair as many homes as possible.
Following the explosion, the price of glass has rocketed due to the intense demand and scarcity. There have also been reports of price gouging as people seek to extort profit from this catastrophe.
Millions in Lebanon are already facing severe hardship; a protracted financial crisis that has devalued the currency up to 85%, creating monthly inflation of 54%, regular electricity blackouts, choked streets and violent repression from the government, and now an explosion that has decimated the capital.
Using your donations and our collective industry experience and networks, we can together rebuild peoples homes and recreate private space for hundreds of thousands, protecting them from the elements and fostering a minimum standard of wellbeing.
Support us now, and be part of making a real difference to people who need your help.
See the challenge facing Beirut.
We're working with partners and friends on the ground to ensure we get the right material to the right places as soon as possible.
To do this we have partnered with a number of volunteer organisations and private individuals with shared values and objectives.
We do not work with the Lebanese Government, the Lebanese Armed Forces, the security forces of the Lebanese Republic or any political group.