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Story of the Day – March 12, 2021

A ney performer tells, “I have been playing the ney and earning my keep since I was 15. I have not been performing on a stage since last year. I no longer have natural gas, the payments for the credit debts for my accumulated rent have started. I still cannot work. I cannot see a... 

Story of the Day – March 29, 2021

“The schools are open for one month. The payments for the credit debts have started, I still cannot work. I have received one thousand lira (150$) worth of social support for once. I cannot see a way out.”

Story of the Day – December 16, 2020

A woman living in Ağva, her husband has cancer and experienced a heart attack. Their electricity and water have been cut and their fines have been accumulated. Electricity and water cuts must be stopped immediately.

Story of the Day – December 18, 2020

A young family in Beyoğlu, the father has been working as a dishwasher in a restaurant but he has been laid off. Now, he is collecting paper. Their rent debts have been accumulated. The oldest child, who is 8 years old, has started to sell napkins. It is in our hands to prevent this, let’s... 

Story of the Day – December 9, 2020

A couple of COPD patients reached us. Their electricity was cut off because they could not pay their electricity bills. They used neighbor electricity for air machines. Now their neighbor is Covid +, their power is off.They say, “We want to breathe.” Note: The couple’s electricity debts were paid in a very short time in... 

Story of the Day – December 9, 2020

A single mother caring for her 4 children cannot benefit from social support as there is no official divorce. She was doing housekeeping work, but stopped during the pandemic. She started making jewelry with beads and selling them on the street. She has 5 months’ rent accumulated. At risk of being homeless. Let’s support. Note:... 

Story of the Day – November 24, 2020

She took her baby to the hospital for shortness of breath. She called us for the cloth that the hospital wanted, and then we learned that their natural gas was also cut. Now she doesn’t want to take her baby from the hospital because the house is cold. Please share a bill, let’s bring the... 

Story of the Day – November 20, 2020

The paper collector father in Çekmeköy; “My newborn baby was going to be taken to intensive care because of jaundice; we were referred to another hospital from the state hospital as the intensive care was full. If we cannot pay, they will take the child out of the hospital.” #Children’s RightsDay

Story of the Day – October 28, 2020

We sent tablets to 52 children who could not access distance education with your support, and we had 5 families connected to the internet. # Çimenev

Story of the Day – October 26, 2020

On Monday, we gave tablets to 14 children with your support. We will fight against digital inequality together with children. Not being able to access education means that chronic absence is inherited to children. Kids must get out of this poverty circle. #SocialJustice