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

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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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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