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

A man and two donkeys: Rural Bookmobile in Action

In a ritual repeated nearly every weekend for the past decade, Luis Soriano gathered his two donkeys in front of his home (in Colombia).  He strapped pouches with the word "Biblioburro" painted in blue letters to the donkey's backs and loaded them with an eclectic cargo of books destined for people living in the small villages... Read more
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"Peace has to be built by everybody for everybody"

In 2010, the 17 October Peace Forum was organised as part of the commemoration of the World Day to Overcoming Poverty. It was prepared in a Family Meeting. We have been supporting deprived families for many years.  Our dialogue based on their lives is enriched by the debate with other people, and leads to construction of peace, respecting... Read more
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Looking after others when your own future is not secure

Geoffroy, works with children and families in a village near Bangui.  In January 2011, he participated in the international meeting of young people "Together for others" in the Central African Republic, as part of the International Youth Year. This meeting enabled me to understand the meaning of an adventure I launched into quite... Read more
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A youth centre for a better future

MATI is an NGO that has been working in the north of Bangladesh since 1997. Their aim is to combine the human forces of energy and love in the universal fight against poverty and for a life in dignity for all human beings. Here's news about their opening of a youth centre. Development begins at your own front door. It has been a long-... Read more

Women take initiatives

I live in poor conditions in a sprawling slum area outside of Nairobi along with a group of women form 15 families. Most of us are single parents. Our houses are made of tin and mud and there are no lights, nor water, nor a sewage system. I am the group leader and mother of four children, ages 3 to 19 years. (…) For the last 5 years, we... Read more
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