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Homeless Curitiba

Homeless Curitiba by Martijn Crowe In Curitiba, south of Brasil where it is as rich or richer then Europe and the cold is overwhelming, we met this man sitting on the street. We gave him a cup of coffee, which he accepted. Photography by Martijn Crowe Continue reading →

Lost in the city

Lost in the city by Martijn Crowe They seem lost in the city, so many people living out on the streets in São Paulo, sitting walking, sleeping eating, in parks, in doorways, on banks, under the viaducts and simply in the middle of the sidewalks. clean the city. Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org We would like to invite you to participate in […] Continue reading →

“They just don’t want to work.”

I still hear it said about homeless by many, in Europe, in South America, in Asia. In São Paulo you can see many homeless people on the street, collecting trash and pulling their carts through the town and traffic. When we went with them through the city we noticed how many people are working this […] Continue reading →

Rent hikes push Myanmar’s poor into homelessness

Soaring rents in Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon have seen hundreds of poor families shunted from their homes, forcing them to turn to charity as their last buffer from life on the streets. Political transformation, which has swept the country since the quasi-civilian government took power in 2011, has seen sanctions lifted from the former pariah […] Continue reading →

Cambodia

Cambodia by Martijn Crowe We will be working with the many streetkids who are out on the streets here, selling stuff at night, children the age of 3. Here is a photo of a boy, looking at our son Sét eating his Krupuk. Photography by Martijn Crowe Continue reading →

New approach to fighting homelessness

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) – Catch the crowd of 500 to 600 people gathered at the Urban Ministry Center uptown on any given day – it’s just one of Charlotte’s numerous shelters – and the sheer size of the problem becomes immediately visible. There are over 7,000 homeless people in our area. To see more and […] Continue reading →

Homeless Camp Moves, Maintains Purpose

James Chastain’s tent sat by Ferry Street Bridge for a week. He pitched camp and others followed — three, then five, then 20. “It became a neighborhood,” he says. Homeless advocates say a neighborhood — or at least a safe place for the many homeless people in Lane County to sleep — is still needed. […] Continue reading →