Browsing All posts tagged under »The Garbage Ladies«

The show must go on

January 29, 2014


In the 5 and a half years since we started çöp(m)adam, we have had more than 350 women working with us in different capacities. Some have stayed, and form a core group, that is comprised of an energy and dedication that I could not have envisioned. Others have moved on, for any number of reasons: […]

From ‘they like my tea’ to training in Moldova

July 4, 2012


Mesude – not her real name but her mother’s name – is one of the reasons I put çöp(m)adam together in the first place, one of the reasons we have come this far, and proof that people will supersede your expectations given an opportunity and some respect. Before setting up this endeavor, I overheard Mesude […]