From: The Stream

Homeless in France recount struggles via #Tweets2Rue

Using social media, five French men share their experiences as homeless citizens.

Two homeless people protect themselves against cold weather in the streets of Paris, France, 15 December 2009. (EPA/LUCAS DOLEGA)

A new initiative is giving homeless people in France a platform to share their daily experiences via Twitter. The project, #Tweets2Rue or “Tweets from the Street”, features five homeless men documenting their struggles through personal Twitter accounts. 
The French Foundation of Abbé Pierre partnered with three organisations to launch #Tweets2Rue to mark the October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty