Mimi Hapig of Habibi Works: Creating something genuinely empowering

25/12/17

Mimi started helping refugees in Europe two years ago and in that time she and her organisation Soup & Socks have had to adapt and change what they do. They started with a community kitchen on camp that got shut down by the army so they evolved their project into something more sustainable. This is where Habibi Works was born.

We think it is the best volunteer-run project in Greece. It is a fantastic case study in learning, trying new things and creating something truly special. At the heart of it is a desire to create something genuinely empowering.

“Everything we do is about empowerment. We don’t want people to depend on us, we don’t want them to be passive. We want them to be active, we want them to create solutions for their daily life challenges themselves.“

A conversation with someone inspirational and lessons for anyone from volunteer on the ground to the manager of a large organisation.

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