Poverty and family

Family life represents a vital reality for all people living in extreme poverty, whether they can effectively live as a family or not. In order to live and not merely survive, very poor families state three essential requests:

  • they want to have a future for their children;
  • they ask to be able to live in dignity and independently;
  • they want to be able to live harmoniously with those around them.


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Wherever men and women are condemned to live in extreme poverty, human rights are violated.
To come together to ensure that these rights be respected is our solemn duty.

Joseph Wresinski