People's stories of struggle and solidarity. Learn about initiatives worldwide that are making a difference.

A library opens doors to the world

  “A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.” - Henry Ward Beecher One scene is an otherwise average documentary sticks clearly in my mind as a moment of such basic and universal humanity that you’re left speechless. A journalist travelling around the US drives through the Navajo Nation. He meets a... Read more
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Communities can lift themselves out of poverty

Village Care Initiatives (VCI) is a NGO in Sierra Leone. VCI works directly with local groups and villages to show how communities can lift themselves out of poverty. These groups are made up of farmers, fishermen and local traders. Four villages now have considerable links with one another, which may eventually develop into inter-group... Read more
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From my neighbourhood to the United Nations

In the face of current issues of the world today such as climate change, globalisation and social violence, people living in extreme poverty possess their own view and experience. It is time to recognise this fact, and to take it into account. Discover how these people, with others from all walks of life, are working towards greater... Read more
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Breaking the Silence

" Before I was really timid, I was really afraid and I couldn't speak. People came to my house and they insulted me. Alone, I started to cry, I couldn't go and see the authorities as I didn't have the strength. Thankfully, God wanted me to know ATD Fourth World and since being with them, I am now respected. " Read more


These paintings were done by Guillermo Diaz. They have been inspired from his experiences with people living in poverty from Cusco (Peru). peinture_education "I want my children to be able to go to school. I don't want them to suffer like me." Little by little this dream disappears as a piece of sugar, as water that runs through your hands.... Read more
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