Strengthening our water bodies

The recent deluge of rains and floods has taught us lessons which should adhered to for our well being. We have learnt about compassion and supporting each other during this crisis. Most importantly about how not to mess with nature, yes, we have stolen away water bodies and converted them into mansions, property holdings and dump yards. Water... Find out more

The 'wall of shame'

Roma families from Portugal have demolished the ’wall of shame’ which has surrounded a very poor area called the ’Pedreiras neighbourhood’ for almost 10 years. It separated the largest Roma community in Beja from the rest of the Alentejo society. For safety reasons, the wall which is 100 metres long and three metres high... Find out more

They can't use computers because they don't have electricity.

Dear Forum, Thank you for your Letter to Friends Newsletter. I'm very happy to receive it. And I think, that print and paper is very important also. Do you know, many people, who live in extreme poverty can't use computers (because they haven't electricity),and they need the information about the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty... Find out more

Learning from the Letter to Friends

Dear Letter to Friends Around the World, I learned a lot from your Letter n°92. Mr Joseph: "We didn't know what we should do.  We were trying, searching, learning.  Everybody's bravery and intelligence combined." Blaise N: "If you have capacities, then you can do something. It's a powerful lever that... Find out more

Poverty in Nepal

Dear Forum, Thank you for your kind thoughts. I will go through your newsletters that you have sent me and see how I can get involved.  Nepal has experienced earthquakes and certain sections of the country are homeless. They're in the midst of poverty as people need rehoused. Some are resorting to selling their organs, it can be this bad... Find out more

Thank you for the Letter to Friends Around the World

Thank you very much for your email and the Letter to Friends Around the World Newsletters which I have been receiving. I have been away from my family and from Uganda since September 2012, studying a PhD in Special Education at a University in Cameroon, which I hope to complete and return to Uganda in several months time. Uganda Society of Hidden... Find out more

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-standing... Find out more

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-... Find out more

Happy Moments

Dear Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty, Shabnam Resources have just finished a  children's Summer Camp. Here are some photos where you can see lots of happy moments.  There were lots of different activities.  We are going to do other camps in child labour rehabilitation areas. Michel H., India Find out more

Empowerment through education

I have been a school teacher for the past 40 years. I think it is important to empower the most marginalised and disadvantaged children through education. We can do this if we can get more resources to support their families, as well as the communities where they are living. Before I hang up my boots, I would like to see these children and their... Find out more