As a limit, the sky

In Peru, a fundamental component of the House of Smile project consists in the job placement of the beneficiaries, who are adolescents and young mothers with a history of violence and abuse, often without any family support. We talked about it with Glenda Quiroz, a job placement specialist in Lima within the CESVI project.

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News from Cape Town

It is common, during the summer months, that CESVI cooperators engaged abroad spend a holiday in Italy and spend a few days at the Bergamo office for business meetings and greetings to colleagues. On one of these occasions Samuele Silva, CESVI contact person in South Africa, told the main news regarding Philippi’s Casa del Sorriso (not far from Cape Town), the CESVI project which aims to offer, as well as welcome and protection to young people mothers who are victims of domestic violence and their children, the possibility for them of a path of rebirth and redemption that also includes looking for a job and obtaining economic independence.

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The story of Brandon and Tendai: in Zimbabwe we fight against hunger and for a better education

In a country increasingly afflicted by the climate crisis and a dramatic famine, many people find themselves living on the street. Even young people and children find themselves having to face the difficulties of not having a home. The story of Brandon and Tendai, welcomed in Harare’s House of Smiles, has a happy ending. Thanks to our operators, the life of these two street children has returned to being dignified and serene.

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Pakistan: A fresh start for Sahib

Dande Darpa Khel is a village in tehsil Miran Shah, North Waziristan. In 2014, the little town was severely affected by the instabilities in north-western Pakistan, which forced over 5 million people into displacement in the whole country, including the 17,500 inhabitants of Dande Darpa Khel, who could come back to their village only in […]

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“Clean water at our doorstep”

A couple of children laughing and playing while collecting clean water from the collection point rehabilitated by Cesvi in the village.

In June 2014, instabilities in north-western Pakistan forced over 5 million people into displacement, leaving their homes and all their belongings in the hope of finding shelter and safety in neighbouring regions. Among them, there were also the 2,320 inhabitants of the small village of Gul Akram Kot, in North Waziristan. Following the unrest, they […]

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We were in March, some years ago…

Eravamo nel marzo di qualche anno fa

“We were in March, some years ago. One day, around mid-afternoon, a mini bus almost full of people rushed in the Jazeera Health Centre, located about 20km out of Mogadishu. There was a pregnant woman in final labour contraction, ready to deliver her baby. We immediately put her in a birthing room, but I soon […]

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