On How Onur and Abdul Won Their Future


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.

  • 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


meals to refugees a day
We distribute

meals and first aid items

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


Onur was a baker in Kurdistan. He is not afraid of any job. Stately, broad-shouldered, hands like vices. They have strength and feel. He arrived in Lesbos eight years ago. Abdul got off the boat on a Greek beach a year later. In Syria, he was a mechanic. He has fixed up his decrepit old Greek Corsa in such a way that it attracts the envious stares of German car fans. He fled Syria when a bomb fell on his workshop. What remains of his workplace is a pile of mangled metal.

Both are united by their dreams. They sought security and freedom. Onur for himself, Abdul also for his four children and wife. This desire was fulfilled by our Greek project. Both happy, they toil like oxen from dawn to dusk, despite the heat pouring from the sky. They are waiting for the olive harvest, which they will haul to the press, squeezing the oil out of it, which will later reach you in a bottle with the NIKA label. They have won their future with hard work and the opportunities that you give them.

Nikos and Katerina named their oil NIKA. There was not a shred of desire for flair in this. They noticed the coincidence later. Because ‘nika’ is the Greek word for victory. In 312, Constantine the Great, going to clash with Maxentius, saw the sign of the cross in the sky and heard ‘en toutoi nika’ (‘under this sign you shall prevail’). He won the battle. He proclaimed the Edict of Milan afterwards, giving Christians freedom to profess their faith. In Greek tradition, the banner with the inscription ‘en toutoi nika’ means as much to us as the two naked swords from Grunwald.

“Nika means victory. Today, with their hard work in the olive oil mill, refugees are winning freedom and security for themselves. What they have dreamed of since war and persecution forced them to flee their homeland is coming true,” says Nikos.

The oil is available for pre-order from the Good Factory Shop. It is not only a top quality product, it is helping and working for refugees on the Greek island of Lesbos.

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