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

It was night, and it was raining....

Rosário is a lawyer and uses all her skills to help people from very poor neighbourhoods and slums of Belo Horizonte. She fights against arbitrary evictions and the many forms of violence that they endure. I walked down the street, under the balconies to shelter myself from the rain. He was there; every day I see him, I watch him. I admire him... Read more

We have lost a friend, a brother, an elder.....

On June 8, 2014, Marco Ugarte died peacefully in his home in Cusco, Peru. Convinced of the wealth within his people, he sought to more deeply understand his Andean culture and use it as a lever to upset the weight of extreme poverty. “We have lost a friend, a brother, an elder. Marco was among those who stayed the course, right to the end.... Read more
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Maramvyaj Camp for Displaced People

Action for a United World (Azione per un Mondo Unito - AMU) is an Italian NGO that runs development, training and education projects both in Italy and in developing countries. Founded in 1986, it is committed to sustainable cooperation by respecting the social, cultural, and economic local realities. Action for a United World have started a new... Read more
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Bringing people together in one project: The pedagogy of non-abandonment

In Tanzania, a member of ATD Fourth World decided to experiment in a different way. When Reuben M., first left his village for the capital, he worked hard as a badly paid unskilled labourer, but he escaped this fate when he invented a lottery machine. Although this earned him money, he says "I didn’t think it was a good thing to make... Read more

The need to interact with people humbly and sincerely

Professor Tao is teaching Social Work at the College of Humanities and Social Science, Providence University in Taichung City (150km South from Taipei City). He has contributed to setting up inspiring non-profit groups and volunteer programs for his students. He wrote this message a few months ago for the university Student Association of the... Read more