• Not All good? Digital Story Not All good? Digital Story

    Not All good? Digital Story

Not All good? Digital Story

Poverty is still an important subject for our community, since it affects more than 10% of our inhabitants. It is the topic of our new exhibition “Not All Good? Being Poor in Southern Norway”.

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  • How and where can I get help? How and where can I get help?

    How and where can I get help?

How and where can I get help?

The municipalities offer various benefits and programs to help low income families cope with everyday life. Below, we have gathered information from a few municipalities, from east to west.

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Av |1. nov 2016|Fattigdom, Poor
  • The spinning wheel The spinning wheel

    The spinning wheel

The spinning wheel

This is a story about my great-great-grandmother Maria, my great-grandfather Bernt Elias, and my maternal grandmother Magda. Mostly, it is about not knowing one’s family history, and about starting to untangle a few threads in it.

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  • Poverty in Agder – historical timeline Poverty in Agder – historical timeline

    Poverty in Agder – historical timeline

Poverty in Agder – historical timeline

Already in the Middle Ages there were laws that assigned responsibilities for poor people, within families as well as for the local community.

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  • «As a ten-year-old I started my first job in shoe production» «As a ten-year-old I started my first job in shoe production»

    «As a ten-year-old I started my first job in shoe production»

«As a ten-year-old I started my first job in shoe production»

Man, 29,  asylum seeker: «I started school when I was about 10, but I could not attend a regular school because I had to work during the day to earn some money to give to my mother, to buy food and clothes, pay the house rent and other expenses.»

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  • «School should be free in Norway, but it definitely ISN’T» «School should be free in Norway, but it definitely ISN’T»

    «School should be free in Norway, but it definitely ISN’T»

«School should be free in Norway, but it definitely ISN’T»

Single mother, 28: «Singel I saw this link on Facebook, and I don’t really know if it’s right for me describe myself as poor. I’m 28 years old, and a single mother of a seven-year-old boy. Things are very hard for me, and they have been for a while.«

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  • «I do all I can for my children to live as much like ‘the others’ as possible» «I do all I can for my children to live as much like ‘the others’ as possible»

    «I do all I can for my children to live as much like ‘the others’ as possible»

«I do all I can for my children to live as much like ‘the others’ as possible»

Single mother, 44: «For me, every day is about making the best out of my situation for the sake of my children. I spend plenty of time and mental energy on finding alternative activities and things to buy».

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Av |31. okt 2016|Fattigdom, Poor
  • «You only want the best things for your kids» «You only want the best things for your kids»

    «You only want the best things for your kids»

«You only want the best things for your kids»

Man, 31: «You only want the best things for your kids. I prefer to pay for football gear instead of other expenses».

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Av |31. okt 2016|Fattigdom, Poor
  • «Christmas is a difficult time, and I dread it every single year» «Christmas is a difficult time, and I dread it every single year»

    «Christmas is a difficult time, and I dread it every single year»

«Christmas is a difficult time, and I dread it every single year»

Woman, 50: Christmas is a difficult time, and I dread it every single year. I cannot afford to buy Christmas gifts to the children. If they need new clothes, I tell them to wait until after the holidays, so I can get them at the New Year sales.

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Av |31. okt 2016|Fattigdom, Poor
  • The project: “Not All good? On being poor in Southern Norway» The project: “Not All good? On being poor in Southern Norway»

    The project: “Not All good? On being poor in Southern Norway»

The project: “Not All good? On being poor in Southern Norway»

Poverty is still an important subject for our community, since it affects more than 10 % of our inhabitants. It is the topic of our new exhibition “Not All Good? Being Poor in Southern Norway”.

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Av |31. okt 2016|Fattigdom, Poor