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

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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Together, ensuring the future

One objective of our association is the reintegration into the employment market of youth, women and men living in difficult situations. This is the case for Cecile, 26, mother of two children. Her spouse immigrated to Gabon to look for work, leaving the care of the children to his wife and his parents. To meet the family's needs, Cecile... Read more
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People around the world are making a commitment to reject poverty This exhibition brings together drawings and testimonies taken from the Letter to Friends Around the World. When the founder of the ATD Fourth World Movement Joseph Wresinski launched the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty more than 35 years ago, his abiding concern was that... Read more
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