A Definition of Snow
Fourteen voices of social, humanitarian, development and peace workers working in their native country or region
"I come from Africa, a continent that is very rich in many ways. We are very wealthy in non-material things such as happiness, laughter, joy, contentment, generosity and love. We are also wealthy in natural resources, breath-taking scenery and fertile land. However, we are famously known in the western world for poverty, disease, corruption and war. The truth is, we are more than that and there is our side of the story that is often not told."
- Sheila Chepkoech, Kenya
"I wanted to be free of dictatorship. I wanted to be able to speak my mind without being punished. I wanted to decide for myself what I wanted to be in life. Nobody should decide for me."
- Hintsa Solomon, Eritrea/Germany
"Girls no longer marry at 14, they do not school stop at 14 – this is probably one of the best things we have done for the community. It is not easy to change people’s mentality and their convictions."
- Noha Rbeiz, Lebanon