Tzirou Georgia, Permaculture garden, Neapoli, Lesvos, Greece

by | Jul 5, 2017 | What Does $1000 Do?

We worked all together, refugees, locals and volunteers and this created strong bonds between of us. The sense of community was created and this effected the whole life in the camp. Especially for the refugees, residents of the camp, the project helped a lot to be creative and feel important members of the community. It helped them to live in conditions that were close to their life in their country and also that they live a normal life, not a life under the identity of a refugee. Working in such a project has also been therapeutic. We believe that the work in such a program gave them back part of their dignity.

Written by Milena Fraccari