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9 December

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... 

9 December

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:... 

24 November

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... 

20 November

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

28 October

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

26 October

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

19 October

“No stove, I couldn’t find a stove. Today I visited the junk dealers, if you find a stove, I said reserve it for me. “It is getting colder and the topic of discussion in these houses every night is “Stove, food or rent?” Which one, do you think?#Warming #Food #Shelter

17 October

This photo is from tonight. The owner of the house threw this family out on the street because they could not pay the rent. We were with them as Deep Poverty Network; they were looking for 1 room, 1 kitchen, 1 roof. Now no one rents their house to them. October 17 is the International... 

9 October

A father from Çekmeköy tells; “I couldn’t pay my rent. The house I lived in was full of mice and bugs. It was half-ruined, now they dumped me on the street. We spent the night in the car that I collect paper with the kids. I’m thinking of covering the car to make a house”... 

6 October

Close your eyes and imagine a mother. There is a young child at home, dependent on the bed, taking care of him, returning home with daily wages. The absence deepened with the pandemic. An arrest warrant has been issued for the unpaid electricity bill, will you really? @bedaskurumsal #RightToLive