The basis for the work of We Effect is the perception that poverty is not only lack of money, but also lack of power. This lack of power is one of the main obstacles for people living in poverty to improve their situation.
A first step toward integration
ALBANIA: In Albania, children living in poverty are offered a trouble-free zone, away from the turbulence and turmoil of everyday life. The project is a collaboration between We Effect and Världens barn (Children of the World). The smell of mold and moist lies dense in the dark one-room apartment in southern Albania that the Kollona […]
“We held each other and begged for God to save us”
Today, Wednesday the 8th of November marks four years since Haiyan (locally called Yolanda), one of the world’s deadliest typhoons, struck the Philippines. For the survivors, it seems just like yesterday. Am I allowed to cry during an interview? Tears flow down my cheeks onto the paper below, as I attempt to summarize Jonalyn Bernal’s […]
Lobbyist award boosts grass root activists in Nairobi’s slum
KENYA: With the money and honor Rachael Mwikali, the first Lobbyist for Change winner, can do more in the fight for poor people’s rights in Kenya. Now she calls for nominations of other young people and women for this year’s prize. – It is a big gift to us. Most of the time we use […]