Stand By Me Lesvos was created by local teachers, professors, and small business owners who wanted to get involved and assist with the refugee crisis that was unfolding at our very own Lesvos island.
If you like to help refugees and support a Greek NGO that is fully embedded into the local community, you are right with us.
“Moria Camp is just 6 km from my home. I can’t stay home and say everything is ok. There is a problem and I can do something, something small, but i can do it.”
Mixalis Aivaliotis, SBML co-founder & manager
What We Do
As a local organization on the ground, Stand By Me Lesvos works under the principles of empowerment, self-help and education. Founded in 2017, SBML has spent the last years fully integrating into the refugee community in the camp and learning how to best support the needs of people from every community of Lesvos. We strongly believe that it is the drive of the individuals we serve that allows the projects we support to be successful.
Whether it be a project run for the local residents of Lesvos or a project for Refugee Camp residents, all projects are partnered with and run by community members. We see our role as a link to access to resources, to enable self-help groups and to empower communities. It is our ongoing goal to support the desires and needs of individuals who need assistance, want to work towards the solution and simply need the materials to do so. In this role, we are happy to provide material, logistical and coordination support. As the needs of the communities of Lesvos vary greatly, so then do the projects.
Accountancy and Logistics
Logistics & Project Coordinator
We are co-operating with various international partners and we hope to expand this partnership.
We are urgently looking for organizations who can supply food, clothes and learning material.