Small-scale projects taken on by communities can be very powerful for overcoming poverty. In Senegal, for instance, community members in Dakar work together in the rainy season to prevent their area from flooding. In the dry season, they work together making soaps that bring in a small revenue. The results are not just economic, but social as well.
Projects Developed by Families in Poverty
ATD Fourth World’s work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo began in 1997. This is when a Tapori children’s (…) Read more
“The Cooperative Preserves Our Dignity”
This article originally appeared in the Letter to Friends Around the World #105 by the Forum on Overcoming Extreme Poverty. (…) Read more
Which Economy Should We Choose?
For 1 May, International Workers’ Day, ATD Fourth World is highlighting the informal, often unrecognized, work of people living in (…) Read more