My name is Giovanni Mozzi and I first met Mani Tese at the end of 1960s, thanks to my oratory friends, who participated to the marches of the first years of the association.
I started my experience at Mani Tese within the Project Area (former Technical Office), which was completely composed by volunteers. Since then, I was involved in many activities, such as the collection and sorting of bulky waste and the Presidency.
I was inspired by a sense of solidarity, which can be summarized by this aphorism of the Fathers, “Feed the man dying of hunger, because if you have not fed him, you have killed him” (Gaudium et spes, 1965).
Then with time I learned to appreciate the splendid spectacle of generosity, of an exaggerated enthusiastic and exciting generosity, that you live in Mani Tese: it opens my heart, makes me meditate on the real nature of being, gives me happiness.