Who are they ?

People of all age-groups, people like me and you. 70% of those who call on Poverello, were well-off in the past. They had a family, work, an income, a house or appartement … But due to all sorts of problems they lost it all. Then there is nothing left but the anonymity of a big city, where one avoids the confrontation with the past.

The smallest group, approx. 30%, are those who have never known a normal living situation, those who have never left the margins.

There are children who come to Poverello with their mother or father. These are people who start with a handicap and it is very difficult for them to find their way in our society.

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