Feb 27, 2010

What it's like to be poor in one of the richest countries in the world

Read my piece today in Aftenposten's saturday supplement - about kids growing up in poor families in Norway.
There's about 85 000 of them.

I've spoken to two teenagers about their youth, and how it is to grow up in a society where almost everyone else can buy/eat/do whatever they want almost whenever they want. And I've visited Fattighuset (poor house) which hands out food to about 500 people every friday.

If you have things you do not need anymore, but works perfectly fine - give it to someone to needs it. It's good to care, you might ease someone else's day.