“A Wall Runs Through It”, Chapter 3 // RANKOVCE

Rudo (26) and his partner Maria (22) with their daughters and son Kevin in front of their self built house in Rankovce, Slovakia.

“Building Hope” – from a shack into a 3E House – is a pilot project to establish micro-loan funds for transformative change in socially excluded Roma communities. The pilot project in Rankovce took place in a marginalized Roma community – all the builders were unemployed Roma living with their families in difficult conditions. A Slovak NGO supports the construction of homes by the Roma themselves, who are then granted ownership.

The image belongs to the 3rd chapter of my longterm project “A Wall Runs Through It” about Roma communities in east Slovakia.

The direct link to the 3rd chapter is here:


The project landing page and the previous two chapters here:


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