My name is Barbara Testoni and I am a Mani Tese volunteer. This year I will turn 50: when I was a little girl I dreamed of being a missionary in Africa, a dream that did not come true, life leads us to make different choices, a demanding job, family, children…

9 years ago reading an advertisement in the newspaper I met Mani Tese, they were looking for volunteers in Ferrara for the project “Much more than a gift”. As a volunteer I got to meet many special people with a big heart, and this enriched me a lot.

Since that day I have always participated in this initiative and for some years I have been organizing the campaign for the Ferrara bookstore. I am grateful to Mani Tese for giving me the opportunity to realize, even if from a distance, my dream as a girl.