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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

Story of the Day – October 19, 2020

“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?

Story of the Day – October 17, 2020

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... 

Story of the Day – October 9, 2020

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”... 

Story of the Day – October 6, 2020

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

Story of the Day – September 24, 2020

24 September – story: “I had a heart attack last week; I was discharged yesterday. I do have a green card, but the pharmacy refuses to give me my drugs because of my social security debt.I don’t mind the social security debt, but I need these drugs.” #righttohealth

Story of the Day – September 14, 2020

“They cut off my electricity, but we didn’t send the bill to you; we didn’t want to be more of a burden. My baby woke me up with its screams – there was a rat right next to it.” Just an ordinary day, an ordinary day, ordinary, ordinary, should not be ordinary. #RightToShelter

Story of the Day – September 12, 2020

“My daughter went away with relatives to harvest hazelnut. I told her not to, but she went anyway. She said, I will work for a week, buy a telephone, and realise my dream. She wants to attend her e-learning classes live for school.”#EqualityInEducation

Story of the Day – September 6, 2020

This morning, we visited four families whose children were not able to attend e-learning or watch EBA TV due to their tube televisions and we provided them with TVs owing to our supporters. There are children who want to continue with their education but are not able to due to poverty; we will not let... 

Story of the Day – August 31, 2020

“Our house is under quarantine. My mother, my children and I have COVID-19. We don’t have food and they say, ‘Don’t go out’. We are not going out. Then, they say, ‘Strengthen your immune system’. How are we supposed to do that? Should we die of COVID-19 or of hunger?” #AccessToBasicNeedsIsARight