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

I remain hopeful

My name is Méra. I come from the island of Anjouan, in the Comoro Islands. I have a wife and three children. I arrived in Mayotte in 1994 when I was 20 years old. I came to Mayotte to find a better life. I have not yet found it, but I remain hopeful. As I don’t have a work permit, I can’t find a real job. I do a little here and there... Read more
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Yayo eza yayo te

From Monday to Friday, Father Peter E. supervises young people in a training centre in Mahagi. On Saturday he spends his day at the prison with his “wounded brothers”, sometimes accompanied by some young people from the centre. Prison is a world full of tears. Here you see a different reality in the life of men who suffer... Read more
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“Ajuda de Mãe – Help for Mum”

Young mothers and pregnant teenagers in very precarious living conditions avoid having to give up school thanks to the “Ajuda de Mãe” organisation (Help for Mum), a teaching and support project where participants also learn to abide by rules and acquire working habits. This project is a partnership with a Lisbon secondary school, and... Read more
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Combite: a wonderful example of solidarity in action

Haiti is a country where the majority of the population makes a living from farming. With soil erosion and climate change, the land is less and less productive and farmers are getting poorer and poorer. In response, a type of solidarity called Combite is practised. Combite is a form of solidarity where a group of people decide to get together... Read more
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“Family time around the table“

In 2011 the Buenos Aires Food Bank, Argentina, started a new inter-agency programme called “Family time around the table“. The programme targeted the most excluded families, who we hadn’t been able to reach up until that point. This proposal took two years of preparation because it was necessary to find a new way of working:... Read more
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