Africa

ONE FAMILY HEALTH

In 2012, after 30 years of work in the pharmaceutical industry in the developing world, Dr Faber founded an organization named One Family Health. This ambitious project was born out of the realisation that the problem of a lack of quality entry-level healthcare facilities in the rural areas of the developing world was the major…

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America

THE SITUATION IN LATIN AMERICA

The coronavirus pandemic has had an unprecedented impact in Latin America, particularly for low-income households and working women. Considered to be the worst recession in Latin America in the last 100 years with a rise of unemployment by 12 million, declining incomes, and growth of school dropouts, massive consequences in social inequalities are expected to…

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Community

FILL AN EMPTY PLATE

Every October 16th, since 1979, is celebrated the “World Food Day”, founded by the member countries of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations). This year, in the occasion of this day, the Ong CEFA (that deals with promoting people’s self-development), together with the Caritas of Bologna and the Bologna City’s patronage,…

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Community

FIRST INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FOODLOSS AND WASTE

September 29th, 2020 was the first International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, instituted by FAO and UNEP with other associations. In total, about 1/3 of the world’s food is lost or wasted every year; and with it, the resources and the energy used to produce it too. The food loss (between harvest…

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Community

EMPORI SOLIDALI

“Empori solidali”: a direct experience of volunteering deeply rooted in the territory. The reality of “Empori solidali”, “Solidarity stores”, is widely spread. They are a sort of special grocery store, managed by volunteers and different associations. People living in difficult situations can come and take, through a peculiar system of payment, whatever they need, especially…

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Medical & healthcare

A TANGIBLE HELP FOR RWANDA: ONE FAMILY HEALTH

In Rwanda, most of the population lives in rural areas, where it is difficult to reach hospitals and comprehensive clinics. One Family Health is an organisation founded by Dr. Gunther L. Faber. The organisation aim is to open nurse run entry-level primary healthcare clinics in rural communities aimed at increasing health access to people who…

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Ethical travel

HOW TO MAKE SAFE VOLUNTEERING DURING THE PANDEMIC

From the beginning of 2020, we are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused many deaths due to the lack of precautions. Volunteering is an act of giving: time, money, and help but it is important to consider one’s own health before anything else. Our suggestions to our volunteers are, to research well the destination…

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Community

TENT OF NATIONS: A FARM WHERE RELATIONS ARE CULTIVATED

Daoud Nassar’s Christian-Palestinian family owns a farm, called “Tent of Nations”, situated 9 km southwest of Bethlehem, in the occupied region of West Bank. Despite the continuous threats and the many difficulties of living in such a dangerous environment, the family resiliently continues to live and work there. They resist injustice, violence, and hate, spreading…

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Community

VOLUNTEERING IN OLD PEOPLE’S HOMES

The common purpose of nursing home visits is to raise the morale of the people staying in these institutions and to prevent them from feeling abandoned. Old-aged homes need volunteers. The visit by volunteers prevents them from being deprived of the attention. During the nursing home visit, the only thing that elderly people expect from…

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