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

Beitouna in Beirut: the ‘house’ of Solidarity

Every summer, Theresa, a Franciscan sister, Sako, a grocer, and the volunteers of the Beitouna Association organize a family holiday. Beirut, the summer of 2011. On this 18th of July, a dozen families are in a state of excitement.  They are going to leave the city and head for the mountains and the clean air for a holiday with their families... Read more
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Any development requires an awareness... we must work hard without expecting help

The purpose of the Groupe Mamans Tabita (GMT) is to promote and protect the rights of Congolese women, especially in rural areas.  It is an association of Congolese women aiming to help them fight against all types of social, economic, political and cultural barriers that prevent them from enjoying better living conditions.  They... Read more
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The joy of having a library

The Ethiopian-German Association “Let me be a child” was started in 2004. Its objectives are to alleviate the economic, psychosocial and educational problems of disadvantaged children, most of whom are orphans or are coming from very poor families. The Association started with taking care of 15 children. Soon this number had increased and with... Read more
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An open-minded mother can bring hope

Rural Women’s Network Nepal (RUWON Nepal) is a non-governmental organisation actively working with women, children and young people for their rights and social justice in Nepal. It particularly supports women from excluded and marginalised communities. Even though RUWON is a young organisation, it has already implemented a number of projects in... Read more
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Education leads young people out of poverty

Ger O. has been teaching all his life. As a teacher, he realised that there were always young people left behind. He then became Director of The Life Centre in Dublin, a project in favour of early school leavers. At the Life Center we cater for boys and girls between the ages of twelve and sixteen who have not made the transfer from primary to... Read more
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