Dhiban: A story of hope and redemption from Somalia

Dhiban is a fifteen-year-old young woman living in a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in El-Dhanan in the Jazeera zone, Somalia. Because of a cholera outbreak in her village, she has lost both her parents at the age of four. Alone and with no family, Dhiban was given in custody to her aunt who […]


Thanks to her shop, Hibaaq finds hope for the future of her family

Hibaaq in her shop.

Like many other regions in Somalia, Hobyo district is experimenting an ongoing critical situation. The constant threat of drought and desert locust infestations have destroyed the pasture and incredibly worsened the conditions of the livestock. As a consequence, many rural households living in the countryside have been forced to displace into the main villages in […]


Unstoppable Malika

Malika showing a dessert she produced.

“I am a rural girl; I got married at the age of 16 and my father taught me how to drive using a Peugeot car”. The incipit of Malika’s story could be the opening line of a coming-of-age novel. But her story is much more than this. The now 47-year-old Libyan woman was sent off […]


MEET – Mentoring Experiences to Empower territories


Since 2017, Cesvi is implementing educational interventions to support migrant women and mothers living in territories densely populated by immigrants, with low incomes and lack of access to social services. Cesvi works in Zingonia, an urban area in Lombardy, located between Milan and Bergamo, where the presence of foreign citizens (mostly families with children between […]