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Charles commented on Social Suitcase

You are most welcome ☺ !!!

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Charles commented on Social Suitcase

Thank you SIMN Global for your concern. As you know, the traditional model of economy is all about produce, consume and dispose, thus creating a huge level of waste and environmental issues. Circular economy brings a revolution in this system by focusing on recycling, revalorisation and reuse of disposed items. Our project "Social suitcase" is concerned about the idea of promotion solidarity and reducing social inequalities through circular economy. In fact we try to collect and recycle items (clothes, shoes, toys, books, and other useful materials) that people do no longer use in our cities in order to redistribute them to needy (street hawkers, neglected elderly, refugees, orphans) in areas where people lack of basic commodities. It involves communication and reclycing skills, devotion and energy that my team has. We can also count on our friends and institutional partners to spread the message, create awareness and collect items for our project. For now, we try to mobilize ourselves where we are called to donate and where we have noticed a special need (after conducting formative research). But to sustain this project we also organize training session on recycling and green entrepreneurship in order to have a relevant impact on vulnerable people (we teach them how to fish instead of just giving them fish). That's what we do and we are open to external contributions in order to improve the project and have a great impact on the field. Hope You could join us...

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Charles commented on Social Suitcase

Hello Meli Clo, I appreciate your interest in our project. Indeed we collect items straight from the homes of people who are donating. We also have have a storage space in our headquarter where so we sort, clean, recycle and package and store the collected items. We are working to develop storage point in every city so as to ease our activities. But in the same time our aim is also to create awareness and promote solidarity through the concept of circular economy. There is a lot to do out there to reduce social inequalities but we are working daily to bring solutions to needy. We are actually open to additional options that can help us reaching more people and sustain the idea.