THE FUTURE OF SHOWERPOWER
As long as people have no chance whatsoever and remain deprived of sanitary ware, ShowerPower will try to stay open on Lesbos.
It remains to be seen how fast the latest intentions will be converted into action. It might take months. NGOs will remain absolutely necessary to slightly soften the sharp edges of the desperation.
If necessary, ShowerPower will change course in the future, but always with her original mission highly valuated: clean and safe sanitary ware for everybody who needs it and dignity for all, no exceptions.
Dinne van der Vlis
SYRIAN RO-LA: “CAMP MORIA IS HELL”
‘In Camp Moria on Lesvos you don’t find a safe shower, life is hell,’ says Ro-La, a young woman from Syria. Ro-La fled for safety and eventually ended up in Camp Moria. ‘By a long way, not enough toilets and showers for some five thousand people and often no water. So if you do get the chance to shower, you come out filthier than you go in’
SHOWERS FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN
The harrowing circumstances in camp Moria and the neighboring Olive Grove were the motive to found ShowerPower. ShowerPower provides warm and clean showers in a cozy home environment. Shower Power gives women and children warm and clean showers in a homely environment where they can feel safe.
Even more than just a place with a hot shower, the house is a safe house. Women and children can get a break from their terrible life in the camp. Tea is provided, fruit and soup are offered and attention is paid to the children.
From the start of the project in February 2018 almost 20,000 women and children made use of the showers.
Nobody can help everybody, but everybody can help somebody!
Read all about refugees on Lesvos in Camp Moria.
This is how refugees live in camp Moria at Lesvos island Greece