Chapter 3 : It ain't about the money, honey!

“It is not about money – it is about people”

Whether in Guatemala, Senegal, Italy or Germany: Around the globe, migrant and low-income communities are supporting each other through self-managed savings and loans groups.

It ain't about the money, honey!

How people help, share and support each other.

Why Argentinians are raising money to fight poverty in Germany

When the Argentinian government declared it had lowered its poverty rate below that of Germany social media users responded with sarcasm and mockery.

Protecting LGBTI refugees from homophobic attacks in Europe

Europe is supposed to be one of the safest places for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender/transsexual and intersexed (LGBTI) people to live. Nevertheless, LGBTI refugees still often suffer abuse. Could different housing options change their fates?

The Bike Project:
improving quality of life for refugees

Why the restoration of abandoned bikes can mean a taste of freedom for refugees in London.

The photo that turned a Pakistani tea seller a star

Sometimes, one moment could change everything. This the story about how the hype around one Pakistani tea seller continues to grow - just because a picture of him went viral.

Drumi – the pedal-powered washer

This tiny washing machine runs without electricity and takes up almost no space.

Bringing neighborly help to the big city

If you live in a large city, you probably know very little about your neighbors. Yet the daily stresses of big-city life, often far away from parents and family, mean we all need a little help now and again. A new initiative is building villages in the city, bringing together people who would never otherwise have met.

Travelling back in time

A photo exhibit in Cologne harkens back to this era, depicting images beyond the glamour and glitter of professional photography in the 1970s and 1980s

“We decided to not talk to our customers about it”

What do an international luxury chocolate brand and a small seafood restaurant for local workers have in common? They share the will to transform lives through their individual businesses.

Bringing people together who want to support each other

Can a digital platform free us from the shame of having to ask for support from our neighbors? In Israel, the Taskme start-up unites people who want to help each other with daily chores and earn a bit of money on the side.

The mixtape is dead; long live the mixtape

So you think the mixtape is dead, killed by the Internet with its music on demand? You couldn't be more wrong. The Suan startup is taking the mixtape into the 21st century.

Beneath the Sky

The Ukranian “Prosot Neva” magazine is sold by the homeless on the streets of Lviv. With contributions from well-known Ukrainian authors, it is a respected cultural magazine with a following of loyal readers.

The Alcoholic in the Beer and Now

Where the beer salutation replaces the sun salutation: Jhula offers beer yoga in Berlin, as incredible as that may sound. A true challenge for a recovering alcoholic – in every sense.

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