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Five voices of hope

Be inspired by voices of hope at the IKEA Foundation Week. During the week-long program of events you will have the chance to join online activities and hear stories about how the IKEA Foundation is making brighter futures for families and children around the world. Click here to find out more.

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A voice of hope for emergencies

Meet Merveil, a Doctors without Borders’ employee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo who wants to help change the world. As a child, Merveil was a victim of armed conflict. Today he works as a logistics supervisor for the humanitarian organisation that provides medical aid to vulnerable people in often very remote areas.

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A voice of hope for renewable energy

Meet Spoorthi, an Indian schoolgirl who, with the help of renewable energy, is able to see a brighter future for herself and her family. Spoorthi lives in a village where a renewable energy power supply has been installed by SELCO Foundation, an organisation that the IKEA Foundation supports to help people make brighter futures for themselves.

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A voice of hope for sustainable farming

Meet Evelyn, a Kenyan coffee farmer who wants farmers to have sustainable futures for themselves and the land that they farm. Evelyn received training from the Rainforest Alliance, an organisation supported by the IKEA Foundation to help farmers use sustainable growing practices that restore and protect the landscape, while improving incomes.

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A voice of hope for clean air

Meet Jane, a clean air campaigner who is on a mission to make sure that everyone can breathe clean air. Jane is the founder of the Clean Air Fund, an organisation supported by the IKEA Foundation to help improve air quality for communities around the world.

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A voice of hope for refugees

Meet Aya, a former refugee who at 16 fled war-torn Iraq. Aya is now a youth delegate for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency which the IKEA Foundation supports to enable people like her to make brighter futures for themselves.