Katerina and Nikos in Poland

Greece

In 2015, 856,000 people passed through the Greek islands, and in 2017 and 2018 only just under 30 thousand (according to UNHCR). But 2019 brought already a growth – over 60,000 newcomers. Today, boats coming to Greek beaches are back again, and practice shows that you can get stuck in Lesbos for a good few years. Nikos and Katerina run a small restaurant on the island, where every refugee can feel at home and eat a meal for free.

Overview:
  • There are currently over 2200 refugees in the Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos
  • At least half of them are children
  • Since the beginning of 2015, nearly 1 million refugees have arrived in Europe via the Greek islands
We provide more than

850

meals to refugees a day
We distribute

meals and first aid items

for the most needy, inc. children, pregnant women and the sick

11.11.2022

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!

Urgent Help Needed

Save the Pharmacy for the Poorest in Togo

This amount will allow for equipping pharmacy shelves for the first half of the year. Ania and Mateusz will take care of this, and they will fly to Togo in February and fill the shelves with the most essential antibiotics, antimalarial drugs, and pain relievers. The Saoudé Pharmacy has people to save. It cannot succeed without your support.

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We already have :
3,420 EUR
We need:
6,667 EUR