My name is SamueleDegliInnocenti, I am almost 21 years old and I am studying Sociology at Florence University. 

I consider Mani Tese as my home. When I was 12, I attended my first work and study camp in Florence. During that occasion, I became aware of the beauty behind selling a small object, which, in Mani Tese’s markets, represents the expression of love and passion of who believes every day in a different world.  

Thanks to Mani Tese I learned about the importance of finding sustainable alternatives and I also became aware of the importance of keeping a dialogue with men and women from all over the world that share with us the same desire to change our social, economic and environmental condition.  

I spent a month working on Mani Tese’s projects in Kenya where I learned about the importance of a constructive dialogue with our local partners, always keeping in mind that we are working with them and not for them.  

I hope, also as a Scoutmaster, to leave this world a little better than I found it”.