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

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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THE LETTER'S COLOURS

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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We are all human beings

Shandra is a member of Beitouna, a centre that was created thanks to the initiative of some people from a neighbourhood in the North of Beirut. Here she shares her experience of how, she is trying to build peace all around her. I've gone through many difficulties, for example I worked in a country where they didn't call me by my first... Read more
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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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