Katerina and Nikos in Poland. The authors of the extraordinary Home for All project, who since the end of 2014 have dropped everything to devote their time to refugees fleeing war, took their first holiday after 8 years. They left the project in good hands, got in the car and came to Poland for a few days.
Of course, they wouldn’t be themselves if they came just like that, to rest. Before leaving Greece, they loaded their bus to the very top. They brought over a hundred sleeping bags, warm blankets, foot warmers, even sea salt, knowing that it had become a scarce product in many regions of Ukraine. They knew very well that during the coming winter, warmth would be most lacking in Ukraine. They wanted to do something about it. That is the kind of people they are.
Home for All is no longer just a restaurant and kitchen where those seeking refuge in Europe can eat, but it is also Home Village, a farm where they work, learn how to farm and supply the local market with organic produce. By supporting these people, we want to show their true face. To show that they didn’t come here at all to twiddle their thumbs and do nothing. They want to work, be self-reliant, independent and provide security for their families.
Katerina and Nikos know them well. Together they are building a farm, which already covers more than 5 ha. There is an olive and avocado plantation, a greenhouse with a plant nursery, a vegetable garden, an enclosure for goats, geese and quail. In the last few days we have added a new well and we will soon have electricity and permission to sell our olive oil throughout Europe. We will be the talk of the town! We will no longer just talk about how we are turning hopelessness into hope, but will bring the best quality products to the tables that will speak for themselves!
We are creating this project together with Katerina and Nikos, but you are also invited to join this extraordinary place. Join the Good Factory team and help us develop the Home Village farm that will give jobs to more people in need!