Life stories - "la Caixa" Foundation
Fourteen stories of hard work, hope and achievements that highlight how social projects can transform lives, thanks to the commitment of the professionals from the different organisations and the perseverance of the people involved.
Rosa and Darío
"With Dario's support, we realised that life can't be lengthened but it can be broadened".
"It was difficult to adjust but I started getting good grades and having good friends".
"I'm like the phoenix; I've risen again from my ashes".
Elderly Programme Volunteers
"We would never have imagined we'd be doing something so meaningful at this stage of our lives".
"Where I'm most independent is in the sea".
"What I enjoy most at the moment is my job and colleagues; I also like flowers a lot".
"Helping others makes me feel useful and fortunate".
"At last I've managed to achieve my dream".
"At Casa de Recés I feel at home".
"Life's about falling down and getting up again. Sometimes you have to push yourself a bit and, at other times, that much more".
Mertxe, Rosa, Gloria and Joaquina
"Now the colour of our loneliness is green for hope".
"Everyone's capable of achieving happiness after battling drug addiction".
"After living on the street for more than ten years, now what I like most is taking care of my home".
Xisco and Marc
"Education provides people with a set of fundamental mechanisms to learn and grow in society".